Want to Be More Assertive? Here's Why You Should Learn From Your Kids! by hollybrownMFT

Motherhood
10 months ago
Want to Be More Assertive? Here's Why You Should Learn From Your Kids!

I thought I was assertive, and then I met my baby girl. I tell my clients that assertiveness is a skill, and they'll get better with practice. Then I help them develop their own style of how to ask for what they want, or explain their feelings. But watching my daughter, I realize how innate of a skill it actually is. We're born knowing what we want. Somewhere along the way, a lot of us begin to lose that ability. 

  • We second-guess.
  • We have too many competing needs and desires.
  • We decide that we should only speak up when we're 100 percent sure and right, now we're only at 90.
  • Other people are more important than we are, we reason.

Let's get back to what we once knew, before we learned too much.

Donna John
Yes! Love this, hollybrownMFT ! So true. Makes you really stop and think. I know I could be a lot more assertive. Thanks for sharing.

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