Words of Encouragement

By Nicole

November 7, 2016

Words of Encouragement 

As parents it is easy to get so caught up in the constant guiding and correcting of our children that we forget to build them up.  How are they going to learn to be positive towards others if we don’t show them how to do it?  I admit this is an area that I need constant reminding.  By the time I tell my five year old to do the same thing for the umpteenth billion time I find myself not responding properly.  I fail to tell my teenagers the good things they do because I get lost in the foolishness of adolescence.  I don’t know where the following list came from, but I thought that it might encourage you the way it spoke to me.


Things to say often to children

I know you and I believe you can do it.

You worked so hard!

How does that feel to do that on your own?

What do you think?

You did a great job!

I’m so proud of you because……..

                  (good work, patience, kind heart, determination, etc.)

How would you improve it?

Are you willing to do what it takes to improve it?

What are the consequences of that choice?

I understand why you feel that way.

You make me smile.

I have your back.

You are worthy of love, respect and success.


Thank you!

Would you like to talk about it?

You can come to me for anything.

I love you!


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Thank you so much!

Your blog message is that comforting reminder of the importance of words of encouragement.

I use about 7 phrases on your list pretty often so now I won't sound so redundant and I can increase my daughters vocabulary and depth of compassion.

People are often surprised, these phrases I speak to her have become a part of how she relates with others. From an early age she would say Good Job, mommy!! or give people hugs and say I love you. My point is this approach is great for esteem and socialization.
NICOLE C at 12:02pm EST - November 10, 2016
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