Are you making one of these 7 common parenting mistakes?

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Parents should encourage children to put their emotions into words so kids can understand their feelings. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Parents should encourage children to put their emotions into words so kids can understand their feelings. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

All you want to do is help them any way you can, protect them from the world, and make them feel good.

So you make a point of praising them as often as you can, spend late nights helping them with school projects, and check their school bag every day to make sure they have everything they need.

You might mean well, but sometimes things you do that are motivated by love and wanting to make life easier for your child can actually damage their self-esteem, experts say.

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