Children can thrive when they feel proud of themselves. A great way for dads to build the confidence of their little ones is to praise them for things—both big and small. Together with children, watch this video of Elmo’s dad telling Elmo all the ways he makes him proud.

Then talk about times you feel proud of your child, for example:

  • When they work on hard projects, such as drawing pictures or building with blocks.
  • When they are helpful with chores like cleaning up.
  • When they are caring with siblings, friends, and other adults in their lives.