I want to fix it for her. I want her to be well liked and popular and generous. All the things I wasn't as a child. My mom tried telling me that I had to be less bossy and more outgoing or else I'd never have any friends. I'm tempted to say that same thing but I know that those words left me feeling alone and unlikeable. So, I try to listen and offer gentle guiding words. It feels pointless. Kids don't give much positive feedback. I think you just throw kind words in their direction as often as possible and hope that some of them hit the mark.
I'm on timeout to remind myself that I'm not a failure, that it's okay if we don't go on an adventure each day. It's okay to be frustrated by the petty arguments of children. It's okay to eat when hungry and not worry about my waistline. It's definitely okay to take a timeout before losing my temper.