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How This Mom Used Toothpaste to Teach Child a Very Important Lesson

posted: 04/11/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi

As evidenced by pop culture and perhaps our own personal experiences, middle school can be tough sometimes.

That's why this mom sought to teach her daughter a very important lesson before she entered it. Using a tube of toothpaste, she relayed to her the valuable message that "words have the power of life or death," according to one of her Facebook posts.

The night before Amy Gardner's daughter started middle school, she asked her to squeeze a tube of toothpaste out onto a plate. She then asked her to put it all back in. To this request, her daughter started to get worked up thinking about how difficult that would be. But, to Gardner, it didn't matter if her daughter could put it all back in.

"You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life," she said to her daughter. "Just like this toothpaste, once the words leave your mouth, you can't take them back. Use your words carefully, Breonna. When others are misusing their words, guard your words. Make the choice every morning that life-giving words will come out of your mouth."

The rest of Gardner's message to her daughter is written on her Facebook post.

Gardner's message has currently been shared over 800,000 times and has hundreds of comments. Most of which are people applauding this message.

She ends it with: "You will never, ever regret choosing kindness."