I share this not because I want to brag on my daughter (although I would), but because it is a worthy lesson for EVERYONE.
She happened to be drawing stars and said to my wife, who was sitting nearby, "I know you can't draw these too well." My wife didn't argue.
She offered, "You need to practice is all."
Sage advice, but that's not where the story ends.
She says, " Mom, it's ok that you can't draw stars too well. You are good at other things like singing."
My wife thanked her and looked back at what she was doing. My daughter paused, "Mommy, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings."
My wife protested, she understood what my precocious daughter was saying and understood that she wasn't being mean.
Are you that self-aware?