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6 Ways to Raise Your Kid's Self-Esteem

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Help Your Kid Deal With Mistakes

Sympathize with your child if she makes a mistake, and encourage her to see them as stepping stones. If she’s emotionally destroyed by a mistake, she won’t develop self-esteem in a healthy way. Ask productive questions, such as “What happened there?” and “What could you do differently next time?” As much as possible, refrain from digging up past mistakes.