- You know how you find yourself getting frustrated with your daughter or son?
- You find that you get so busy with their activities that it seems like life focuses on juggling calendars and trying to fit everything in?
- Do you find yourself giving orders and forgetting to praise your child often enough?
Self-esteem expert Jack Canfield, author of cites a study that says 80 percent of children entering school in the first grade scored high on the self-esteem inventory. By the fifth grade, only 20 percent of them were scoring high. And by the time they graduated high school, that number was down to just 5 percent.