5. Don’t Compare Them to Others
We are constantly pushed to compare one thing to another, and with parenting it can be very tempting to do the same. But unlike comparing one restaurant to another, comparing your child to someone else lowers self-esteem and makes them feel inadequate.
Rather than saying, “Why can’t you be more like your sister,” try focusing on your child’s own personal successes and compare them to the child they were before. For example, when your child learns how to ride their bike you can fuel that confidence by pointing out how their practice and determination has enabled them to do something they couldn’t do before.