A large part of your responsibility as a parent is to encourage your toddler to feel good about herself. This, of course, is an ongoing endeavor throughout the years of child-rearing. However, the important building blocks of self-esteem are set in place during the youngest years. Make it a point every day to let your little one know how very precious and loved she is. Even on the loudest of tantrum days, hug your child and tell her she’s wonderful.