I am an overly sensitive person. I wear my heart on my sleeve, big time. My feelings are easily hurt (irl!) and I tend to take criticism straight to my heart. I have very low self esteem and am trying my best to raise my children with confidence and a healthy self image. Easier said than done when I don't have it my self! My husband is very secure, outgoing and confident. I was hoping they would pick that up from him but it seems they have mom's sensitivity.
When my children are corrected they crumble. They are super sweet and very sympathetic to others, which I love, but I am concerned for them. I am afraid for them to go through life the way I have, being so hurt, so easily.
What can I do to help them gain a thicker skin without stripping them of their sweet nature?
Anyone else have sensitive kids and how do you handle it?