A couple of months ago my teenager auditioned for his first play, a musical. The night before the auditions, he practiced for hours while I showered him with praise and constructive criticism. When I dropped him off the next morning, I reminded him to be confident, and he eagerly jumped out of the car.
"All This Emphasis on Self-Esteem Could Be Setting Our Kids up for a Fall" is from the May 01, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jaimie Seaton and narrated by Sam Scholl.