It’s hard not to either a) get frustrated or b) just do it for them.
I have a post on API Speaks right now with ten ways to gently respond when children say “I can’t.”
Please pop over and leave your own ideas on how to respond, or let me know if one of the ideas has worked for you!
Alternatively, does your child ever use another self-defeating or self-critical phrase? What is it? How do you respond?
Remember to maintain your confidence in your child – respond in a way that lifts her up, show him you believe in him!
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