Telling people, especially your children, how much you love them, is one of the most important and glorious things about being alive. Loving, and being loved – hey, isn’t that what it’s all about! So, the question is, how can you tell your kids you love them? How can you help your children know they are truly loved? Growing up with strong self esteem was the number one objective I had for my son. I considered it my most important role as a parent to instill in him a strong sense of confidence. I wanted him to have a positive self image and to think rightly about himself.