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Julia Taylor gives her tips on raising confident kids (video).

“If children are not taught to love themselves from a very young age, they will never make healthy choices and have good self-esteem.” — Julia V. Taylor, K-12 certified school counselor and author of several books including “Perfectly You.”

As parents, we certainly love our children. And, as Julia V. Taylor points out in this short video, one of our biggest concerns is that our children also love themselves. Teaching our kids to love themselves and others from a very young age lays a strong foundation that allows a child to grow into a confident, healthy, strong person capable of making smart decisions like saying no to drinking underage or engaging in other harmful behaviors.

Here are Julia’s 5 parenting tips for raising confident kids:

Do you agree with Julia? Do you have any tips to add? Let us know on Twitter @TalkEarly.