While it’s difficult to see children being mean to others, it’s just as hard to hear them being mean to themselves, saying things like “I’m stupid,” “I’m ugly,” or “I have no friends.”

And often the way we respond to those statements doesn’t seem to make them feel better. 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • What it’s like to be in our children’s shoes when they don’t feel good about themselves
  • Why our (logical) responses may do more harm than good
  • What you can say and do to help your children view themselves differently 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Get answers to your personal questions, solutions for your individual situation, and support with taking action and staying on track

Your Parenting Long Game Episode 24: Responding to Kids’ Negative Behavior in the Moment (The Yuck Curve)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 27: Teaching Kids to Cope With Feelings in a Healthy Way 
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 8: When You Can’t Get Your Kids to Clean (or Do Other “Boring” Things)

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When Children Say Mean Things About Themselves