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6 Ways to Raise Your Kid's Self-Esteem

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Encourage Curiosity

You can encourage your child’s inquisitiveness—or stifle it. Show her that it’s great to be curious. Never respond to a question with “Do I look like an encyclopedia?” or any other mean remark. “The world is new and a mystery to them,” Cassatly says. “When we respond to their questions with sarcasm or dismissal, it can diminish their interest and enjoyment in the world.”