Around age five, most people begin "self-talk" -- literally, they start talking to themselves either out loud or silently.
While essential to language development, self-talk is also critical to moral reasoning.
Sometimes we discourage it in ourselves or children, but we should do the opposite.
So, yes your kids are ok when they "self- talk" and you should encourage them by practicing it yourself too.
Self Talk is a crucial tool for developing emotional intelligence. You need to practice positive self-talk every day, just as much as you would need to brush your teeth every day!
Kids will practice a positive -self-talk, and if you hear them speaking otherwise about themselves it means that you urgently need to have a talk with them, to see if they are just copying anyone or they are genuinely thinking this about themselves.
As a parent, you need to set the example, so you need to be very careful how you refer to yourself.
And you know what: positive self-talk can only serve you too!
Here are a few things self-talk can do for you:
You might find difficult every morning to get yourself an actual pep talk, so here is a link that you can follow and every morning al you have to do is only to repeat along and breathe for 2 minutes with Eric Lassard, our positivity expert.
Since two years Eric is sending thousand of people an email at exactly 8 am and gives great pep talk for the present day.
The best part is that you and your family can listen in the way to school, it is not dangerous while driving, /except do not close your eyes just breathe /at breakfast or whatever you are doing around 9 am each mornings!
and if you want to receive it every morning directly into your inbox then subscribe at: http://eepurl.com/by2H-v
So, please share with us your thoughts about self-talk and how you kids use this precious tool.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Wishing you an incredible week "talk yourself in" happiness!
Your Devoted Emotional Intelligence Expert
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