Photographs on the wall show children that they belong to a family. It shows them that they are important to you. It builds confidence and self-esteem.

“I am very conservative about self-esteem and I think placing a family photo someplace in the home where the child can see it every day without having to turn on a device or click around on a computer to find it really hits home for that child this sense of reassurance and comfort. They have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child. It lets them know where they are in the pecking order and that they are loved and cared for,” says Krauss. “It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”