Little kids tend to have harsh inner voices; they tell themselves they are “bad” easily. As kids get older, they begin to modify their self-criticism, accepting that they can both do things incorrectly and remedy situations.
What they think of themselves is significantly influenced by how they think their parents view them. Your voice, whether gentle and kind, empathic and warm, or strident and harsh, becomes a big part of their inner voice. They treat themselves the way they have been treated.
Changing the way, we talk to our children takes practice and intentionality. Why is it a great idea to talk respectfully and positively to our child? The way we talk to our child is going to influence them for a lifetime.
Having meaningful conversations with our children and giving specific praise not only helps our children feel loved, but it also lays the foundation for what they think about themselves.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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