Their feelings of low self-worth lead them to feel that they need to control a partner in order to hang on to them.
Because of the connection between self-esteem and dating violence, it is critical that we teach young people about self-esteem.
3) Encourage your child, but don’t give excessive praise or emphasize the outcome. This generates internal satisfaction, and develops positive character traits.
By giving excessive praise or emphasizing the product or outcome, the child is at risk for becoming a praise junkie who’s afraid to try something new.
Instead, I swallowed his lines and tried to look at the positives, even if that meant making them up.