You may have guessed by now that I am talking about the words I can't.
I can't work this math page.
I can't read that word.
I can't write an interesting story.
I can't be nice to my brother/sister.
Some days I just want to scream: YES YOU CAN! And if you tell me that you can't one more time I am going to come unglued!!!!!!
Rather than totally losing it with my kids (which I will confess to having done, but I am working on that) I have found myself quoting to them the equation: I can't = I won't try = I will fail. I am not sure where I heard this and I don't know if it is sinking in with them, but my goal for this year is to banish that evil idea from my kids' minds and replace it with Philippians 4:13 (which is the verse we have chosen for our school). I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I would love to hear your ideas about how to accomplish this goal. How would you suggest getting rid of this attitude?