Encouraging Words for Kids

In the years since my grandmother has been gone, I am still  inspired to notice the good things in life when I remember the way she would pause at those good moments and say, “This, now this is good.”  Yet I knew she meant something was good, because she would also tell me when it was not and help me fix it.

My dad is now 75, I can remember him, when I had problems helping me work out the issues and figure out how to solve them. My father was strict, realistic and kind when I needed him to be.  My mother would encourage me to do the things I believed in and would support things I was interested in.  She is intelligent and understood what people needed and how she could help.  I watched her guide many of her students and it made me proud she was my mom.

18 Positive Yet Realistic Things to Say to Kids

May this list inspire you to turn to your child and say something like:

  • You are loved unconditionally, but you don’t get everything right.
  • You make me smile, because I love you no matter what you do.
  • I have faith in you, so you should have faith in you.
  • I know you can handle it, and if you can’t you will ask for help
  • You are creative in your own way, and no one needs to validate you.
  • Trust your instincts and accept when you are wrong.
  • You are capable at times, and sometimes you need to learn.
  • You are stronger than you know you are.
  • You can be kind when you need to be.
  • You learn from your mistakes and still accept yourself.
  • You can ask for help and we will be there for you.
  • You are learning every day and that is good.
  • You are growing in many ways every day.
  • You are valuable to those that accept you and love you.
  • You make a difference in my life in many ways.
  • I’m glad you’re here, and wouldn’t want my life any other way.
  • I’m listening when you need someone to listen.
  • I love you.
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