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When do children begin to develop self-esteem?
 

Children begin to develop a sense of who they are very early in life. Babies quickly learn about themselves by how people respond to them and see them. By about 18 months of age, children are able to understand that they are unique individuals. Parents and other caregivers who interact positively with children from the start help children to develop a healthy self-esteem.

 

 

Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

 

 

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