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2. Your neighbor and good friend, Rita has a 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. She believes that developing high self-esteem is critical for her children’s development, and praises her children often for their abilities and all of their little successes. She almost never criticizes them for fear of encouraging a negative self-concept. Knowing that you are a Psychology major and interested in child development, she sometimes comes to you for parenting advice. Given what you know about the effects of praise and criticism on children, what advice would you give her, very tactfully?

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