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The Self Esteem Monster

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It seems lately I'm constantly trying to undo the last 10 years worth of damage that I've created. I take full responsibility for that but the question is always how. My daughters 12 and 9 have received over the top praise for the littlest thing these past years so as to preserve their self esteem. Now I'm constantly bombarded with questions like "Isn't my piano playing fantastic?" "Don't I look beautiful?" "Isn't my poem amazing?". If they don't receive the proper amount of high praise (in their opinion) the meltdown starts. I've read quite a few of John's books and am trying to tone down the attention. How do I give them some constructive criticism without crushing their creativity?

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