Positive self talk and how it benefits children

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Positive self talk and how it benefits children

Positive self-talk is that voice inside. That voice that we hear ourself say, and what we are saying about ourselves. We need to teach our children positive self-talk. They don't do it naturally. The way that we teach them is by us giving them positive feedback at a young age, giving them encouragement, and then modeling our own positive self-talk. The way to this is at night time when you are tucking your kids in. I may say, and this is contrary with what we are comfortable with in society, I may say, "You know what I really love about myself? I am a kind person. What do you love about yourself?" I did this every single night with my children. What happens is that they start doing it themselves. They have the voice that is telling them that they are strong, they are smart. When the chips fall and they don't win the basketball game or don't succeed in something, they now have that internal voice saying, "It's okay. I'm getting back up and I'm going to try again." It's really critical. At 8 years old, the external voice shuts off and they start listening to their internal voice and they need that skill.

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Kim has been an educator for more than 20 years.  She has worked as an elementary school teacher in the independent school sector as well as an Assistant Director of Admissions. She had the pleasure of working with and teaching teachers, assistants, students, and parents. Kim is most proud of being a wife and mother of “tween” boy/girl twins. Being an effective parent is Kim’s passion in life. She says, “every day I try to be mindful of each decision I make in regards to parenting with the end in mind”. Besides Kim’s experiential background, she holds her bachelor’s degree, her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a master’s degree in Education, and is a Certified Parent Educator in multiple programs. Kim is the Co-Founder of Empowered Parenting, which offers courses, workshops, and one-on-one coaching to parents, teachers, grandparents, healthcare workers, counselors, corporate America, and anyone who relates to children. Kim’s knowledge and experience coupled with her enthusiasm, humor, empathy and compassion, has helped thousands of people worldwide with their daily interactions with children. Kim’s goal is to help reduce conflict, foster mutual respect, and create deeper communication and connections between loved ones.

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