Giving her a chance to express her thoughts truthfully without expecting an insult is what makes your child confident. We are all victims of our parents’ parenting, especially the old Lebanese type. I do not mean to set blame here, for our parents were differently orientated. However, I do believe in educating ourselves to become cultured parents who value the time spent with their children rather than what others think about them. The basic need for a healthy and successful growing child is “love”.