A Cup of Tea with Mary B – Debunking the Nursery Rhyme Myth: Episode 5

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’

Are you allowing your past to dictate your future? Is it time to clear out your ‘wardrobe’ of sabotaging labels?

This English nursery rhyme is used as a defence against name-calling and verbal bullying. However, in reality, name calling and verbal bullying is sometimes even more damaging than physical abuse. They cause scarring to your unconscious mind and can carry through from childhood to adulthood. This also applies to the labels you call yourself in your head, also very damaging.

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