How to raise a child with a good self-esteem

Rob Morrow, Actor & Father, shares advice for parents on how to raise your child in a way that will instill a high self-esteem in him or her
How to Raise a Child with a High Self-Esteem
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How to raise a child with a good self-esteem

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How do you raise a child with good self-esteem? I think my daughter has pretty good self-esteem but you know one of the fascinating things about being a parent is that there’s nature and nurture and I don’t know what’s the percentages but she’s coming to the world with certain crosses to bear so to speak emotionally that are hers no matter what I do. For instance, early on she could be embarrassed easy. I remember the first time I saw it. She was like 1 or something and I could tell she’s really embarrassed and I was like. “How does she even understand that? How could she know what embarrassment is? What if she has it?” It glued me into the fact that she’s gotten a deal that's going to be on her own. That said, love and encouragement and positive energy and reflecting back and looking her in the eye, I think not talking down, not baby talking, I never did it and not overcompensating but being complimentary and supportive of things she does and taking the time to really look and nurturing it and telling her and sometimes being effusive but clearly effusive about something “how great you did, you did a great job, you really worked hard and I can tell and it’s really amazing.” She wrote something the other night that I was blown away by and I was truly blown away. So, I just let her know. I just let her have it. I think she has a pretty good sense of self-esteem but she also has her issues and she’s going to battle them and she’s going to work them out on her own and hopefully, she’ll come to me and I’ll be able to provide some insight.

Rob Morrow, Actor & Father, shares advice for parents on how to raise your child in a way that will instill a high self-esteem in him or her

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As an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, Rob Morrow is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, and director with an established career in television spanning over three decades. He is best known for his Emmy Award-nominated role in “Northern Exposure” and for starring in the long-running CBS hit drama, “Numb3rs”. Rob lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.

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