Everyone knows that as a parent it is your duty to keep your children clothed, fed, and sheltered. But there is a lot more to parenting than just those basics. Children need to be loved and nurtured. It is how they learn to feel good about themselves. They also how to learn to be nurturing to others. A few simple words are all it takes sometimes to make someone feel extra special. Here are 30 ways to praise your child. Feel free to use them as often as possible!
1- You are catching on so very quickly!
2- That is the best you have ever done!
3- Nothing can stop you now!
4- I knew you could do it on your own!
5- You are a sensational superstar!
6- I believe in you!
7- You rocked your homework tonight!
8- You did your absolute best today!
9- What a super difference you have made!
10- I am proud of you for trying something new!
11- You have a fantastic attitude!
12- Great job, you are almost there!
13- That was very responsible of you!
14- What a wonderful job listening!
15- How marvelous of you!
16- You are a very kind kiddo!
17- You handled that very well!
18- That was a great choice that you made!
19- You are incredibly funny!
20- That was amazing how you did that!
21- You really improved today!
22- What a creative idea you had!
23- I love all of your ideas!
24- You make my heart super happy!
25- What a terrific job you did!
26- That was a really great question!
27- You are so determined!
28- That was a great accomplishment!
29- You give the best hugs!
30- Your performance was outstanding today!
Remember that your kids are looking up to you and watching what you say. It’s sometimes easier to build someone up than it is to build them up. With these “30 ways to praise your child” you’re always going to have a way to praise your child. You can easily hang this list in your home in various places. When your child does something amazing or even mediocre, you have a way to praise them. Children need praise because they thrive off of it. Did you know children should receive 5 positive comments for every negative comment they hear?
Think back to your childhood and what you’d rather have been praised for than not. What comes to mind?