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Why Children say ‘I can’t…‘
Parenting can be the hardest job there is. A lifelong commitment, you teach your children how to walk, how to talk, you teach them good manners and much more. You encourage, support, comfort, reassure and inspire your children in order to help them grow up to be good, decent adults. But, if you are there to help, protect and to catch them when they fall, why do children say ‘I can’t…’?
Every parent has heard these immortal words uttered from their child. Whether they’re spoken by a nervous boy, stood on the side of a swimming pool, refusing to jump in the water, or a girl who is afraid to talk to the other girls in the schoolyard, or a child who feels incapable of trying hard in a particular school lesson, the foundations of this LACK of belief in themselves is entirely the same…