You want your kid to have good self-esteem, right? Any parenting manual will tell you it’s important. Right up there with food and sunlight on the list of what kids need to be happy, healthy & successful. Right?
Not so much, an emerging body of research suggests. People with high self-esteem aren’t really more successful than others, though they think they are.
What really counts is your capacity for self-compassion
BY SIERRA BLACK