6 Ways to Raise Your Kid's Self-Esteem

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Avoid False Praise

Giving indiscriminate praise continuously is never a good idea. “If a child is clearly not talented in art, don’t say that he’s a future Picasso,” says Cassatly. “When kids go to school, they’re going to see more accurately how they compare to other kids. It’s important for them to know that not everyone excels in everything, and that’s okay.” Even if your child is gifted, stress the fact that she still needs to put in effort to succeed.