I decided to do a little window shopping at the mall and to my surprise I witnessed a couple yelling and cursing , while their toddler in between them (probably 2/3 years old). The little boy looked sad and confused but he did not cry. Observing this whole ordeal, I noticed the boy paying attention to them and listening to what they were saying.
The couple may not realise this, but children see and hear everything. Children are mistaken for being called “children” and they do not understand adult conversation. Only to find that children may not understand at that moment but will understand and pick up the pieces as they grow up. In the long run, they are affected and even without realising it.
Walking slowing closer before entering a store, after a couple of minutes, the little boy tugged at his mother and said, “Mama, let’s go home”.