One Tip for Raising Successful, Confident Children

One Tip for Raising Successful, Confident Children

I'm sure it is no surprise to you when I say the way others talk or interact with us shapes how we feel about ourselves.  How we feel about ourselves impacts how we behave.  I am reading this AMAZING book by Dr. Daniel Siegel called Brainstorm.  Dr. Siegel states research shows that when teachers were told that students had "limited intelligence", these students performed worse in coursework than students who did not have teachers with the believe that students had this "limited intelligence".  But when these teachers were told these students had an exceptional ability, the students began to excel.  What is this saying?

As adults, we must be cognizant of the messages we are sending out to our children.  Children who receive negative messages may begin to plummet to that level instead of excelling to their actual potential.  The take away message is huge here!  When we treat our children in accordance with what we believe they can be or achieve, we can help them be successful.  

Jessica Schroeder is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Registered Play Therapist in private practice in historic downtown Leavenworth, Kansas.  Jessica specializes in Couples Therapy and Trauma with adults and children.
www.jessicaschroedertherapy.com