YourTango Expert Dr. Pat Love says there are at least three ways.
As a parent, what's the best way to help your kids develop healthy self-esteem? Is it by constantly praising them and reinforcing how wonderful they are? You don't want to spoil them, but you want them to know that they are loved. So do you wonder how to strike that balance? If so, help is on the way.
In this video, counselor and YourTango Expert Dr. Pat Love says that there are three approaches you can take. "To praise a child for unworthy acts is actually developing low self-esteem or self-entitlement," she warns. "They have to have contructive goals. You have to earn it to own it."