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41. High-flyers

There’s always room at the top for those with high self-esteem. Whether they’re climbing trees or the corporate ladder, give your children a leg up.

Self-esteem is one of those words usually prefaced by the word low. Pushing kids too hard and expecting standards they can never reach is a sure way to mess up how they feel about themselves.

Kids with low self-esteem have more academic and relationship problems. In later life, they’re more likely to take drugs or abuse alcohol. But we’re talking about raising confident, self-assured kids who do well at school, make friends easily, have higher aspirations and are generally more successful in life.

VARIETY’S THE SPICE OF A SELF-ASSURED LIFE

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