The greatest gift you can offer your child?
To accept them. Just the way the are. Timid or shy, showing them that you miss them when they’re gone and you notice them when they are present.
Self Esteem gives them resilience for life
Then you build in a belief of ‘I am good enough’ I do measure up’, they will value themselves and the more you treat them well, the more they expect others to do the same, & won’t settle for less.
See TV3 video on this on Parenting Videos page