Whether we realise it or not, our words have an impact to ourselves and to the people around us. Words can influence, discourage, entertain,anger and hurt.
Even when giving advice, the choice of words used greatly affects the person receiving it. Focusing on the positive and solutions instead of highlighting the person’s mistakes. This would make the advice more readily acceptable.
Give alternatives instead of telling the person what not to do. A simple positive reinforcement of his/her past efforts would go a long way in boosting their morale as well.