I can't do that!

I can't do that!

No, not with that attitude, says my 5-year-old daughter.

We have trained her well and you get to taste your own medicine sometimes. But it's healthy. Saying you can't is banned in our family. Saying something is difficult is ok, or saying you can't do it right now and asking for help is also ok.

tired, slain, frustrated

We have trained her well and you get to taste your own medicine sometimes.

But I really believe in getting rid of the expression "it can't be done" from childhood. Because that expression puts an end to all creative thoughts.

Then it is already clear that it is not possible. Something may of course feel impossible. A better question to ask yourself is "how can I solve this?". Then your brain starts thinking creatively and you might find completely new solutions that weren't on the map.