“But I can’t do it”, my son told me.
“Of course you can.” I didn’t particularly want him to jump off branch, but even less did I want him to walk away from a challenge he set for himself.
“Are you sure?”
He closed his eyes, pushed himself off, and landed perfectly on his feet.
“How did you know I could do it?”, he asked me much later.
“Because my parents taught me that if you believe you can do something, you can do it”, I told him.
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-belief.