Childhood is very short. Yet so impactful. One’s early years lay the foundation for all that adulthood yields. Adults not only have the power, but limitless opportunities to positively contribute to the lives of children. Instead of viewing young people stereotypically as a unit and giving voice to what you don’t like about today’s youth, consider looking at each one as an individual. It will be easier to see and affirm the unique strengths, good deeds, and possibilities associated with each young person. When an adult believes in a child, it’s more likely that the child will believe in himself/herself.