Your six-year-old pessimistically assures you that he is bound to fumble during show-and-tell tomorrow because he did not practise hard enough.
How you can help: Treat him seriously when he reacts this way, and don’t dismiss his reaction as silly or immature – his lack of optimism is genuine. Remind him that he has done well in previous sessions.
Tell him to try his best, and offer to practise with him the next time.
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