Right environment is like pleasant breeze blowing all the time. Right environment creation needs just little adjustment, persistence and it makes life and learning easy for all.
Awareness is first most important step for start of self knowledge. Developing awareness is not a fixed training process. Its day to day process and it develops when one is helped to include developing it in the way of life.
Emotional balancing helps one keep walking the difficult path with protecting there most delicate part of their personality. Trying to make someone learn or develop some thing without emotional balancing is like trying to teach and make some one continuously run with heavy load on their back. Emotional balancing is like removing that load first.
What no one can do spiritual connection with God will do. What special need people need the most is practical know of how to connect to spirituality. Connection to spirituality is only way to that keeps developing inner qualities without any external effort
Self esteem is pathway to self confidence. Developing self esteem involves right environment, lots of space and just one person to be friend and who really trusts and shows it to the child.