Negative self-talk. That evil little voice in our head starts telling us stories of doom at such an early age!
My son’s teacher made this bulletin board for their fourth-grade classroom. The board is full of healthy — and true! — responses to those negative thoughts that clutter our mind when we are attempting something new. It’s not just applicable to kids learning multiplication and sentence structure in the fourth grade. I think we can ALL benefit from these wise ways of speaking more gently to ourselves when we are trying to learn something new (like how to get organized!)
What do you think? Do any of these healthier thoughts feel powerful enough to drown out some of your negative self-talk? Would this bulletin board have helped you in school?