ask a question
Help your child learn how to work out problems for themself.
For example, when your child approaches you with a problem, ask them if they have thought about how they would solve the problem, then help them brainstorm solutions and (once they have come up with a solution) re-affirm to them
"See! You can work this out."
Avoid telling them the answer where possible. Guide the conversation with them so that they can work out the solution that will work best for them.
Feeling a sense of achievement over learning how to work through a problem solving process to work things out for themselves can help boost self-esteem.
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