Build Self Esteem with 10 Random Words and Acts of Encouragement!
National Day of Encouragement
on September 12, 2015. Build your child’s self esteem and confidence.
As a sensitive child, words were quick to discourage me and my dreams. They were not purposefully uttered with the intent to hurt I would come to realize. Many times they were meant to spare me from disappointment and rejection and embarrassment. As I became a parent I learned the value of words of encouragement with my own children. You know what they say, “just wait until you have kids of your own!” Words give much needed guidance and inspiration on our life journey of self-discovery.
Negative words influence our daily lives. They can affect our emotional well-being and our interactions with others. Are words the only way to encourage? How about a hug or a gift? Encourage others through an act of service, a thoughtful letter, or just texting words of kindness and inspiration. Boost the morale of others. Encouraging words and acts give hope to those who are feeling discouraged. They help build our self-confidence and self-esteem.
10 Positive Things to Say to Kids that Build Self Esteem:
- You make me smile.
- You are creative.
- Your choices matter.
- You make a difference.
- You are kind.
- You can ask for help.
- You are learning.
- You are interesting.
- You are beautiful.
- You are important.
Many times, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!
10 Random Acts of Encouragement for Kids that Build Self Esteem:
- Help a classmate with reading or math.
- Open the door for the teacher.
- Sit with a student who is alone in the lunch room.
- Be on time to school.
- Be prepared to learn every day.
- Be respectful of others.
- Don’t use hurtful words and put downs.
- Be a good listener.
- Help at home.
MAKE EVERY DAY ‘encouragement day.’
There are many PARENT READ ALOUD books with themes of encouragement and inspiration for your child. Here is a very special story of mine. The inspirational story of a little buckeye nut who falls from its tree in Ohio and is bullied by the other nuts and called worthless! The little nut sets off to find its importance and worth. It was going to prove those other nuts wrong…