I believe that the greatest gift we can give our children is a healthy self-esteem. Without it, they’ll seek affirmation from the worst sources in their quest to feel appreciated. The greatest skill they can acquire is that of observation. Without it, they’ll struggle to tell truth from falsehood, sincerity from insincerity, and reality from deception. The greatest characteristic would be modesty. Because when modesty is gone, we can do as we please because the consequences have no bearing on our conscience.