Words are powerful. We all tell our children “I Love You,” but what else do you say?
Are you supporting positive development like self concept and self-esteem?
Are you making them feel valued.
Are you fostering a two-way relationship that will hold up even when they enter adulthood?
Here are a few ideas:
- I trust you.
- I believe in you.
- You can do anything.
- I’m listening.
- You are a good person.
- Thank You.
- You make good choices.
- I am proud of you.
- I’m sorry.
- Thank you for being born.
- What do you think?
- Trust yourself.
- You’re allowed to feel that way.
- How would you do it?
- How are you?
- I forgive you.
- Make mistakes, learn from them.
- You are exactly the way you are suppose to be.
- Now print this list to keep as a reminder.
- Share it with your partner.
- Or, each time you say one of these, put a mark next to it – keep track and see how you’re doing.
- What would you include on your list?