Positive Words of Encouragement For Your Kids
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One of my favorite parts of being a parent is encouraging my children and helping them gain confidence in everything they do. Providing your kids with positive words of encouragement will help shape their self-confidence and build trust with you as their parent. If you struggle with this, you could even try out these Daily Positive Affirmation cards with your kids to help you get started.
“I’m proud to be your daddy”
Every single night, when I tuck all three of my children in to bed, I tell them this. “I’m proud to be your daddy.” They reply back with, “I’m proud to be your son” and “I’m proud to be your daughter.” My two year old just smiles and says random words and “love you.” I’ll take that! Why do I do this? Because I want them to know that no matter what, I will always love them and I will always be proud of them. Even in the days where timeouts were given, tears were shed and voices were raised. I will always be proud to be their daddy.
“I am so thankful for you”
Don’t overthink these positive words of encouragement for your kids. Simply reminding your kids that you’re thankful for them everyday, multiple times a day, will do wonders for them. Your kids look up to you. When they’re happy, they want you to notice. When they’re sad, they want you to notice. Any current mood that your child is displaying is an opportunity for you as a parent to offer words of encouragement. I love to remind them that I’m thankful for them. I make sure to give them a big hug too, because it puts a smile on our faces and that’s just the best as a parent.
“Don’t give up. You can do this!”
My daughter really struggled in first grade math this past school year. Most nights of homework were a struggle for her. She would watch her twin brother sit down and complete it all with ease. He would run back to play in the basement, and she would still be stuck on the second question. Positive words of encouragement were so important for her in these moments. She just wanted to give up. I hear her often say, “I’m not good at this. I can’t do this.” That hurts me as a father. It makes me sad to hear those words.
But I know I can offer her encouragement in those hard moments. I want to teach my kids that it won’t always be easy, but don’t give up. Stay positive and you can do anything you set your mind to.
Ultimately, we have a great opportunity as parents to continue to encourage our children with positive words of encouragement. What are your favorite phrases that you like to use with your kids for encouragement?