Why I Stopped Telling My Kids I Was Proud of Them

And how it affected their self-esteem

Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash

I recently got divorced, and it forced me to really take a look at my parenting. I didn’t have a husband anymore to help me make decisions, and I felt like I was being put on the spot with my kids all the time.

Not only was I navigating new parenting territory, but my kids were also dealing with emotions they’d…