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At least according to old-school psychology, kids are capable of feeling self-doubt during the toilet-training age. At what age, though, are kids capable of recognizing "that feeling" AS self-doubt?

If you said the words 'self-doubt' while speaking to a three-year-old, they wouldn't get it...but would the typical five- or six-year-old? I'd think any seven-year-old with normal development definitely would.

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#1 - January 25, 2016, 06:20 AM
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I don't know about the words self-doubt. But they would definitely understand fear of failure.
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#3 - January 26, 2016, 03:57 AM
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I've  heard that age group say I can't do it with such exasperation that you know they are overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt. So I know they understand the feeling, though the term "self-doubt" is probably not how they would express it.
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My son would have understood the feeling at five or six. He was a kid who wouldn't try anything new for fear he'd fail at it. I doubt the label would have been understood though.
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#6 - February 07, 2016, 06:23 PM
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