Today’s parents have heard or read plenty about what to tell kids, like criticizing the behavior (“That was not a very nice thing to do”) rather than the child (“You were a bad boy”). Yet, even with the best of intentions, parents sometimes make comments that can weaken their children’s confidence.

Read on and learn how you can avert issues that can stem from these four parent-child scenarios and can have long-lasting effect's on your child's sense of self-worth and self-knowledge.

Read these articles for more tips on raising your child right:
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family Section as "Teacher Says" in January/February 2007; adapted for use in Female Network)

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