07/18/2010 09:10 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

6 Tips to Empower and Inspire Children for Success (PHOTOS)

Every parent wants to see their children grow up to be independent and successful adults. But in today's world where attitudes of entitlement prevail, this task can seem daunting.

By setting expectations and boundaries, as well as implementing reasonable and relevant consequences and rewards, parents can help children develop a sense of self-confidence and self-reliance. They'll learn to use sound judgment and become independent, capable and self-sufficient.

Here are six ideas to help teach children vital life skills: