“I’m a failure.”
“I’ll never get it right.”
These are statements we would never say to someone we love, yet we freely say them to ourselves. And our kids do, too.
It’s important for to help our kids learn how to speak to themselves like they would to a close friend. We need to help them learn compassionate self-talk.
Self-compassion can be learned and developed over time. You can start by helping your kid retrain the voice in their head—which honestly, may begin with you retraining the voice in your own head.
Here’s a simple phrase:
“Be kind to yourself.” . . .
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