“I Can’t Do It”: What’s Next For Your Child?

Growing up is hard. Your child is going to encounter a lot of challenges along the way. Your child is going to have moments where he or she may not be able to do it. They may think about giving up. How should you react?

It is important for you to start by validating the struggles of your child. Let them know that it is okay to struggle and fail from time to time. Then, consider sharing a story with them about a difficult time that you had as a child. Let your child know that you overcame this challenge as well.

Then, find ways to encourage your child to keep going. By placing your child in the proper growth mindset, their confidence will increase and they will push forward. Learn more about helping your child overcome challenges by reading this helpful article on Understood.org and learn more about the growth mindset!

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