We are all trying to be accepted by others, but young people may be more susceptible to the wrong signals. When dealing with young people remember they are trying to please you, especially if you are in a position of power over them. I worked in education for over 40 years and raised two children so the insights below, while not all mine are important to helping others to maximize their potential.
Nurture, guide, and love them unconditionally, because they will not be perfect either, and they will really need to know that you're the one person who sees the good in them even when they mess up. We can learn from children, they have a lot of things to teach us as while. Let's enjoy our ordinary and extraordinary days together, because our children and we won't be young for very long.