If you are a parent you will have heard the drill about Positive Parenting and praising your kids. How we speak to our children and what we say is very important. But how we speak about ourselves impacts on them in immeasurable ways. So consider what off hand comments you make about your appearance, your memory, you incompetence, your failures and disappointments. Perhaps the way you speak about your lifestyle, your opportunities, your finance or your family could be communicating some pretty unhelpful message to those around you – your partner and even to you. Words are powerful and there is something transformational about speaking positively about yourself and to yourself.