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Old 08-20-2005, 11:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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my 10 yr. old dd can be so negative at times it worries me.she seems to say "i cant" a lot! this applies to school as well as sports.has any one come across any good books on this subject?or any good advise.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:23 PM
 
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When my daughter was younger, I practice rephrasing that with her. All "I can't"s were replaced with "I'm having a hard time..." or something similar. She's 15 now and "I can't" still is not just accepted as a solution.

It sounds like he might not be feeling all that confident. Maybe to balance the things that he feels like he is having difficulty with or not excelling at, throw something in there that he will enjoy and do well at without the angst. Swimming lessons? An art or dance class?
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