One skill that you can teach your child is the ability to set small and achievable goals. When a target is reached, a positive upward spiral of accomplishment is created and your child's self-esteem is heightened. Goals should be specific and have a time frame. When your child has a goal that really matters to him, you will be amazed by his determination and the tenacity that is unleashed in him. Let him begin with small things such as improving his Mathematics grade from B to A and completing his art project in a given time frame. Once this habit is developed, the consequences can be far-reaching.