Responding to a half-hearted “Sorry, Mooom,” I’ve been known to tell my children that words are cheap; actions matter.
However, I’ve seen the effects of words - both good and bad - on the faces of my children and students. They can inspire or deflate. Words have meaning. Words speak volumes. Words show intent. In the last few weeks, there have been many places where I’ve read the word “Parent” council - newspapers, twitter, school signs - when they mean SCHOOL council. One word. A world of difference.