My youngest son, baby of the family, used to have some self esteem issues. A child that needs that extra verbal reinforcement. He has to have constant reinforcement, validation and attention. He constantly and consistently says he loves me. I tell him lywml. But it never seems enough. So I prayed with him for God to help me reinforce his belief that I know he loves me and I him. This last time I prayed I took off my necklace that says love. I told him when that doubt tries to creep in touch the necklace to reassure him of my love. He cried like he was 2 instead of 22yrs!