Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem with 10 Random Words and Acts of Encouragement!
Build your child’s self-esteem and confidence this holiday season.
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. Help build your child’s self-esteem.
10 Positive Things to Say to Build Your Child’s 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 to Build Your Child’s 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.
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Kristin Anderson Cetone, Reading Specialist & Author