Raising a self-confident child

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Raising a self-confident child

I think the greatest thing you can do to create self-esteem in your child and instill their own self-confidence, is to really move out of the way and let them find their own space, and let them fail. I remember when Jackson was two and a half, he wanted to take the training wheels off of his bike, and I was terrified. I did it because I knew that he could do it. He must have known that he could do it. I did it, he's an amazing cyclist. It is unheard of that at two and a half, he was riding his bike without training wheels. I didn't want to get in the way of that. Of course, he fell down a few times, but he got back up. I had to bite my nails and stand there, but if I would have rushed in and helped him, it really would have stunted his growth in that area. I think stepping back, giving them space, and allowing them to fail, will allow them to grow.

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Paige Goldberg Tolmach

Organic Mom

Inspired by her son Jackson ’s severe eczema that developed soon after his birth, Paige became knowledgeable about environmental toxins and how they harm children. She managed to make dramatic lifestyle changes that cured her son of eczema and established herself as an expert and an environmental activist. Motivated by her own difficulty finding non-toxic products for her family, Paige opened The Little Seed which has a huge celebrity following and has a reputation for only stocking only the best non-toxic products. Paige is frequently highlighted the media and has recently been featured in: the Los Angeles Times, People.com, Babble.com, TheCradle.com , the TV Guide Channel, E! and many others. In the Summer of 2010, she launched The Little Seed organic clothing line at Target. Paige is an active member of PETA and is on the board of Environmental Media Association (EMA) an organization that mobilizes the entertainment industry in a global effort to educate people about environmental issues and inspire them into action. Paige lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

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