We all know that it is important for children to feel good about themselves. However, I think there are right ways, and wrong ways to boost self-esteem. Keep in mind the ultimate goal of raising a child with self-esteem. For me that goal is raising a child who eventually doesn't need self-esteem boosts from outside sources to understand their self worth. Self esteem should ultimately come from one's self, not from the approval of others (even your mom). Our job as parents is to authentically and honestly tell, and show, our children their worth.
Here are some positive ways to build REAL self-esteem.