Parents more than anyone are responsible for the self-esteem of their children. They can’t control all aspect of their kid’s lives, but they provide the tools needed to set the foundation for psychological health. Self-esteem is the ability to feel good about your accomplishments. It is feeling a sense of pride in something we believe in. A healthy self-worth is not only a child’s perception of the world around them. Parents make the mistake that all confidence will spring from achievements that are closely linked to sports, academic, and social success. Leaning heavily on these external things, kids will likely grow up depending on these activities to make them happy. But when they don’t achieve success in sports or school, their confidence is broken. In order for your kids to become resilient, happy, and to become a success in life, it is up to the parents to step in. By making sure you are available, and focusing on the strengths of your children will help them flourish. It is up to you to be the light in their lives when they have victories and defeats. Here are 4 tips to help you be the best parent you can be.