Praise your child(ren) with even the littlest compliment. When your child accomplishes something, even if it's just good behavior, reward him with encouraging words. Tell your child that he/she was a good boy/girl or that he/she did a good job. Even if you have trouble talking about your feelings, it is important that your child knows he's done good in your eyes. When your child knows that you are proud of him, he will be more willing to behave well later, get good grades, or accomplish a tough task. Try to compliment your child as often as you can. Even if all you do is pat your child on the back and say 'good job in school', you will have made a difference to him and helped him feel good about himself. Each thing your child does that makes him proud, should make you proud as well, especially in his eyes.