What Can I Do When My Child Says “I Can’t Do It”?

When your child says ‘I can’t do it!’, learn ways of responding that increase frustration tolerance, resilience, and self-confidence.

29 Min

Kids are constantly learning new things—from using the potty to tying their shoes to tackling a math problem—and, as we all know, learning is hard. Sometimes, the frustration of not-knowing-yet leads kids to “I can’t do it!” In this week’s episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about how to help a child through these moments with actionable strategies and scripts. (Hint: It’s all about building up a kid’s frustration tolerance, not solving the problem for them).

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