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Parenting on Purpose - Powerful Things to Say to your Child Every Day



One of the most important factors in helping a child grow into a kind, responsible and respectful adult, is how you speak to and interact with them. When it comes to children especially, it's often the small things done consistently that have the biggest impact.


Consistent negative words can cause negative feelings and contribute to stress, anxiety and low self-confidence.


Consistent positive words and interaction can have a long-lasting impact on mental wellbeing, attitude and overall happiness.


Here we share some small yet powerful phrases you can say to your child every day;


  1. You make me proud when you....

  2. I am thankful for you because....

  3. You are kind. I see that when you....

  4. I can see you tried really hard when....

  5. I care about you.

  6. You're special to me.

  7. I believe in you.

  8. Your feelings/thoughts are important.

  9. You make me smile.

  10. I love you.

The things we say to our children can help to inspire, encourage, teach and uplift them, as well as show them love. Our words have the power create strong parent-child bonds, promote more positive interactions, increase empathy and self-confidence, and so much more.


What are some positive words that you use to empower and uplift your children?

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