Children’s beliefs about themselves are formed through our every-day interactions and the words we use builds upon how they see themselves in the world.
And we tend to live out our perceptions.
3-year-old Freddie was told he never listen, that he was a cheeky monkey and lazy. You can imagine what behaviour his parents saw in their son. They told him daily how they saw him and he believed their every word.
Our beliefs about ourselves are deeply rooted in our subconscious, they influence how we see ourselves in the world, how we behave, affect how we react and interact, how we perceive events and who we chose as friends.
So, if you are having daily battles and power struggles, perhaps work on shifting how your child sees themselves to a more positive role will dramatically change how they behave.
When we change how we talk and interact with our children they begin to see themselves in a new light.