I was born in downtown Indianapolis, the hustle and bustle of the city was the soundtrack to the first eight years of my life. I had never been out of the city; “Naptown” was all I knew. Then, in August of 2005 my parents moved me and my two older siblings to a small suburban town in Ohio. I was in for the biggest shock of my little eight year old life.
Give them more space to make mistakes, and don’t just tell them they’re amazing. Building a child’s self-esteem often feels counter-intuitive, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things a parent can do.