As people grow and develop socially, mentally, and physically, we are profoundly affected and shaped by people’s opinions, reactions, and treatment of us. The words and actions of parents, teachers, and peers will either give us confidence to believe we can do anything or convince us we are worthless. It is important to build up a child’s self-esteem. Providing a safe, loving, accepting environment will reassure children and teach them that, with support, he or she can be or do anything. Similarly, if an adult was not taught to value him or herself, these issues must be processed and resolved to facilitate a successful life.