Paralyze or Empower?

You had a bad day? Who do I need to beat up, How dare they, Such terrible luck

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You had a bad day What did you learn from it?

When you start saying things like 2019 isn't my year. This year is the worst... soon all the little bad things become paralyzing. I can't handle one more thing. instead, we can say, you know this was REALLY hard... and look at where I was to where I am now... that's empowering!

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How many adults do you know stuck in this victim mentality? Are they pleasant to be around? Let's help our kids learn to reframe their story in a way that empowers.

You had a bad day. That sucks, How dare they, Such terrible luck vs. You had a bad day What did you learn from it?  When you start saying things like 2019 isn't my year. This year is the worst... soon all the little bad things become paralyzing. I can't handle one more thing. instead, we can say, you know this was REALLY hard... and look at where I was to where I am now... that's empowering!  . . How many adults do you know stuck in this victim mentality? Are they pleasant to be around? Let's help our kids learn to reframe their story in a way that empowers.

Lauren Pace, MS | Parenting Coach | Child Behavior Coach | Logan, Utah | WA | Online