Ask the Child Therapist Kids Edition Episode 86: Helping a Child with Negative Self-Talk

Ask the Child Therapist Kids Edition Episode 86: Helping a Child with Negative Self-Talk

How often does your child partake in negative self-talk? How often do you hear things like:

I will never get that right!
I am so stupid.
You don’t love me.
I am so ugly.
I am such an idiot.
I always make you mad.
No one likes me.
I am so awkward.
I am so annoying.

Even if you aren’t hearing these thought out loud, many kids are constantly berating themselves silently.

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