A recent essay in the Wall Street Journal talked about successful entrepreneurs and made reference to the fact that they all possess confidence. The question posed by the article is whether confidence can be taught. The answer: yes (more or less). When people are in children, parents and other adults have tremendous influence over their self-esteems and ability to confidently ask for what they are worth. So, whether or not a child’s ideas are realistic, it doesn’t hurt to hear them out and let their creativity shine forth with loving support. That support will one day, hopefully, lend them the confidence they need to make some endeavor a reality.