The important stuff happens early in a child’s life. By age 5, kids have a fairly stable sense of self-esteem.
Self-esteem is the degree to which you feel positively about all aspects of yourself-intelligence, competence, physical attributes and how you compare to others and whether or not you have what it takes to get the job done.
Kids know when they’re doing well and when they’re not. Give them as much of the truth as they can handle. If they want to improve, they’ll ask, but no pushing.
There are two things that you must expect from them at all times. A positive attitude and a genuine effort.
They may not be the best at a skill, but if they approach it with a positive attitude and the best effort they’ve got, it will go a long way to helping them reach their goals.
These are the skills that employers look for in a candidate. Teach them what counts and be honest.
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