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A Former Nanny Shares the One Quality That Makes Kids Happy, Successful Adults

“I always say there is a fine line between confident and cocky,” Romano says. “Our world today presents many challenges when raising kids, but a big hurdle to jump is the overwhelming epidemic of entitlement. We’re seeing a trend where children think everything should be handed to them,” she continues. But that doesn’t mean there’s not a place for praise. In fact, she encourages you to “celebrate the things your child does well [to] reinforce that good behavior. It helps drive them to be the best version of themselves and motivates them in the moments they feel less than capable.”

If you’re wondering how to strike the balance between confidence and entitlement, focus on celebrating certain qualities and characteristics that lead to an achievement. The key here is to focus on things that bring them happiness and display character.

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