9 Tips to Nurture Self-Esteem and Good Behavior

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1. Adopt an Authoritative Parenting Style

Show your child that you truly believe in her potential by setting high expectations—but also show her lots of acceptance and affection. For example, start off by giving her one chore to handle. ("Please take out the  bathroom trash on Monday nights.") Let her know how happy you are when she completes the task. Over time, entrust her with more responsibilities.