Are you proud of your child?
Have you told them so?
BetterParenting.com has an interesting article about why it's important to tell your child that you are proud - not just that you love them - but that you are also proud of them.
from the article:
"When I tell my kids I’m proud of them, I’m speaking to their character. I’m saying, “I know what you are capable of, and I want you to live up to it — even if you fell short today. You are good, smart children. I believe in you.”"
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