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#1 Old 08-28-2009, 06:48 AM
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I have 2 little boys. One will always see the positive side to things, the other the negetive side. Is there anyway to change this or is it just in there?
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#2 Old 08-28-2009, 06:54 AM
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I think it can be changed by trying to be very positive with the half empty one. I've traditionally been a half empty person, but i've worked hard on balancing that out.

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#3 Old 08-29-2009, 10:09 PM
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Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) can be really helpful in re-framing thoughts from a negative to a positive. Thinking either positively or negatively is a habit that can be changed though conscious thought and practice.

I would recommend taking a look at some NLP stuff and see if you can apply any it with your kids. A good easy to read introductory book on NLP is Ultimate Power by Anthony Robbins, but there is also lots of good info online.

I'm the master of reframing negatives into positives now.. Drives people that want to look on the darker side of life crazy. Apparently it's one of my superpowers. The ability to see a silver lining anywhere, hehe.

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#4 Old 08-29-2009, 11:29 PM
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I'm not sure but I imagine it's to do with the child given they've both had the same upbringing. My sisters and I were brought up the same and I was always the negative one. Then once I hit my teens I became really positive (for no apparent reason)
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