Sometimes the language of self-development can admittedly feel awkward or to some, pretentious. Since the field is relatively new and language evolves, it can be a little uncomfortable to use it at first when at the family dinner table with Uncle Frank and Aunt Edith :). Nonetheless, “Self-Compassion” describes ways of thinking and behaving that are health promoting, and not for the weak.
Children and adults with learning differences, struggling with school, often grow up with feelings of being “not good enough” and with thoughts of diminished capacity.
This is video describes what self-compassion can mean, and the need for this type of self-care.
This article, which references Dr. Kristen Neff (the speaker in the video), is specific to college freshman, Self-Compassion for Freshman
What does self-compassion mean for people with Dyslexia?