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Child development

Learned helplessness and self esteem

 “I can’t do it.” “I’m dumb, I’ll never be able to read.” “I can’t be bothered, it’s too hard.” “It’s too easy, I’m bored.” Have you ever heard your child or student say something like this ? Everyone talks or thinks like this sometimes but if it happens a lot , it’s a real problem. It’s called learned helplessness.