When it comes to self-esteem, what are some things your daughter says that you feel you need to correct? And what do you replace these sayings with?
I don't know if I'm wording this well, but like, I've noticed my DD, who is only 3, will say something like "I can't do it!" and I immediately say, "Yes, you can. You may be having trouble, but you can do it. I know you can. So let's try again. This time say, 'I'm having trouble.'"
So "I can't" becomes "(I know I can but) I'm having trouble."
I also use gender-neutral language, like firefighters and police officers instead of firemen and police men.
What do you do? I'd like this thread to be a running list of examples for us to use with our daughters.