1. Ask them to help you out around the house.
This can be an amazing way to boost your child's sense of achievement and to show them that they're contribution is valuable. Ask them to help lay the table or make the bed. However little the task always reward them with a compliment for the hard work. Soon you wont even have to ask.
2. Allow them to make mistakes.
Unfortunately, we won’t be with our children forever, and we need to show them how to deal with failure & mistakes. Parents feel the pain twofold for a child when they see them upset and often try to fix it. Don't try to fix mistakes, its healthy ! Give your child advice. This will give the a deeper sense of confidence when approaching something they have failed at or even trying something new.
3. Teaching accountability for their actions.
Teaching children the power of making choices, good or bad is one of the most important things because failure to do so creates an adult who blames others, society for their own choices. This can lead to dangerous behaviour. When your child has done something bad its important to explain the outcome to them and make it be known that this behaviour is wrong. Same goes for good choices. If your child has made an individual good choice for example gave his ice-cream to his sister who dropped hers. You should give some praise.
4. Give your child a healthy challenge.
The nurturing role of the parent also requires them to challenge the children to push their boundaries and strive for the next challenge. It is ok to challenge your child to try something new.
5. Teach leadership.
Putting your child in charge of the families activities for the day can be a healthy way of teaching them the importance of making decisions with others in mind. Bearing in mind to always give them feedback on a negative decision.
6. Encourage pursuit of passion.
Whatever your the talent your child has, nurture it. Even if it changes month by month. Children's interests are important. It promotes learning and growth. Encourage your child to spend some time on their passion whatever it may be.
7. Encourage expression.
Encourage them to take part in discussion, be open and respectful to disagreement and be open to every member’s right to share their opinions and emotions about a particular matter
8. Children need help to relate to emotions.
Help them recognize and get comfortable with their emotions by acknowledging them. Sometimes children don't know why they are anxious or sad about something. Its important to help them explore it. Ask them why are you moody? or are you feeling scared? And always explore the reasons.
9. Don't be afraid to call our your child on their strengths and weakness.
This can help your child learn that we all have unique strengths and limitations, that there are other values worth acknowledgement, and that they don’t have to be perfect to feel good about themselves
10. Don't make comparisons.
When we make comments such as “Why can’t you be as hardworking like natasha?”, we are more often than not making our children feel bad about themselves.