It is wonderful that parents are giving so much care and attention to raising their children to feel good about themselves. When children have a positive self-esteem they get along better in life. In order to accomplish this important goal, I want to assure you that you do not have to be a perfect parent. There are many simple things you can do each day to nurture your child's good feeling about himself.
1. Smile at your baby often. Your face becomes a mirror of his self-worth. When he looks into your adoring face, he will think he's the greatest.
2. Spend time with her. As you gently bathe her, snuggle her in your arms or change her diaper to make her more comfortable, you will give her the feeling that she is important. Spend time talking to her, singing to her, or reading to her, and your child will feel that she is special. To a child time=attention=love. Your child then internalizes all these good feelings and concludes that she is valuable.