How to Amp Up Your Child's Self-Esteem

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3. Give Him Genuine Encouragement

A simple smile or an encouraging nod communicates to your kid that you care for him. Talk to him with genuine interest rather than excessively showering him with empty praise. Instead of telling him that every single thing he does is great, carry on real conversations with him. Find out about who he truly is — what he struggles with, what he loves, what his ambitions and passions are.