dren, but be careful. Experts say such comments can damage a child’s self-esteem.
We want each of our children to develop their own unique personalities. We also need to help them learn to deal with their own strengths and weaknesses.
So don’t expect your messy son to become as organized as his more compulsive older brother. Instead, help him learn strategies for getting organized. Make lists. Help him develop good habits.
Accepting children for who they are, and then helping them become the best they can be, is one of the most valuable gifts a parent can give a child.
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