Tried of your Child Saying “No, I Can’t?”
The dreaded words of…. I Can’t! Every child says this at some point and some children it is part of their regular vocabulary.
Here’s a different perspective. Often times, “I can’t” means…
- I’m not sure.
- I’m not confident.
- I’m afraid or scared.
- I might embarrass myself.
- I’ve tried this before and couldn’t do it.
- Or any other host of unpleasant unproductive language.
So how do you help your child overcome self-doubt?
At Quest Martial Arts Academy, students are constantly saying “Yes, I Can” throughout class. This is how belief starts. It starts with the words. If you say the words often enough, it becomes a thought in your brain. This thought in your brain will become an action you will take. Once you start taking action and succeed, you start believing in yourself.
The key to to getting your child to say it periodically throughout the day. It can be when your child is making his/her bed, putting toys away, or helping set the table. Make it fun by challenging them to say it with confidence and conviction.
This means make sure your child’s body language matches the words. Have them practice standing tall and keeping eyes up. See whether you or you child can be more confident when saying “Yes, I Can!”
Watch the transformation!