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Bucket Emptying Episodes; Am I A Bad Child?

This week’s Bucket Emptying podcast episode addresses a question from a concerned primary school parent – how to support a child who is self-deprecating after making poor choices. Your child might say things like “I’m a bad person”, “I’m a naughty person”, or “I’m awful” after snatching a toy from a friend, getting angry when they’re frustrated or squabbling with a sibling.

Listen in as I explain how to help your child understand that their behaviour is separate from their identity and doesn’t define them!


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