We are what we say we are.

What are you?

Words have meanings. What we say about ourselves, and what we hear others say about us, has an effect on the way we see ourselves.

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Think about the things we say about children in their presence: “She’s so pretty.” “He’s a handful.” “She’s wicked smart.” “He’s a leader.” Children hear these words and take them on as a means of defining themselves. If you frequently say…

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