When looking back, view yourself with kindsight. Instead of asking: ‘What was I thinking?’ breathe and ask yourself: ‘What was I learning?’
None of us learns well from being yelled at or told we’re worthless. This means if you want to have a growth mindset and keep learning and growing, you must cultivate kindness toward yourself.
Resources for taming a cruel inner voice:
- Build yourself up – 10 phrases to get rid of negative self talk
- 10 helpful phrases for developing a growth mindset about parenting
- A shift in thinking that really reduces my parenting guilt
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