How do I respond to my child's negative self-talk?

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Hi Friends! It’s Suzanne again.

Have you ever heard of “stinking thinking?” No, it’s not when you have rotten banana peels and dirty diapers on your mind. 

Stinking thinking is a term used by Allan Pauole, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with Revere Health, to describe the negative self-talk we often subject ourselves to.

It isn’t just adults that fall victim to these thoughts. Children also have the tendency to think negatively about themselves and sometimes verbalize these things. 

What is the best way to respond when your child says, “I’m so stupid!”? Find out by listening to the EveryDay Strong Podcast this week.

Okay, you can go back to thinking about banana peels now.

EveryDay Strong- United Way of Utah County