Ever say something about yourself that isn't so flattering? "Man, I'm so stupid!" We all have our moments, for sure, but think twice about such negative self-talk; especially when your children are within earshot. Our kids look up to us; we provide them comfort and safety.
So how does it feel to a child to know their own mom or dad doesn't think of themselves as particularly smart or awesome, if even for a moment? Not great. And if your little one hears these things relatively often, don't be surprised if they start saying the same about themselves. And we don't need our own insecurities pawned off to our children, do we? The lesson here: Be kind to yourself.