Where Jealousy Meets Self-Esteem
Jealousy regarding things one cannot change, or jealousy regarding inadequacies, real or perceived, can be the hardest to overcome. These jealousies don’t stem from wanting what someone else has as much as low self-esteem. In these situations, parents should try to help their children build self-esteem and confidence. Praise them, but praise them honestly. Remind your kids about the things they are good at, and ask them whether it really matters if they’re not as good at something else.
Lastly, ask your child to try and accept the things they truly can’t change. This is the last and most important step, and a major milestone in their maturity.