A little child is like a flower, the more you water the flower with kindness and positivity, the more beautifully it will bloom. A positive attitude towards your children is highly important right from the beginning. Including encouraging words and gestures in your conversation have an immensely long-term effect on your child’s thinking and growth.
Every child looks up to his or her parents as a source of inspiration and it is essential to practice positivity by example. Negative and aggressive comments made in times of anger will only create issues in their psyche and behavior. Children will express and communicate all of their thoughts freely only if the environment around them is cheerful and lively which is inherently the parents’ responsibility.
Here are the 20 most positive things you can say to your child for effective communication between you and your bundle of joy.
1. I love you.
Let your child know that they are loved, unconditionally.
2. You’re really good at this!
If your children are putting effort into something, make sure you applaud their endeavors by complimenting them.
3. I appreciate you.
Let your child know that you care.
4. It’s okay to make mistakes.
Children make mistakes. Let them know that it’s alright.
5. What are you feeling?
Children, sometimes, do not realize how to convey their thoughts and open up. Ask them about their feelings clearly and lovingly.
6. Thank you.
Thank your child when he/she does something nice for you. It will instill good manners in your kid right from the beginning.
7. I’m proud of you.
Even if your child didn’t succeed in something (for example, an art competition or a school race), say that you’re still very proud of their effort.
8. You make me so happy!
Just tell them that they’re a ray of sunshine in your life and watch as their face lights up in joy.
9. I admire your kindness.
Kindness is a virtue which must be inculcated early on in the childhood. Teach them that a kind demeanor is greatly appreciated.
10. That’s an amazing idea!
Accept every idea, suggestion and opinion from your little one with cheerfulness.
11. I’m sorry for this.
Saying sorry to your children helps them understand the importance of accepting your mistake and sincerely apologizing for it.
12. We understand you.
There will be times when your child becomes stubborn & throws a tantrum. Saying ‘we understand you’ makes the child realize that his/her parents are trying their very best to help.
13. I am here to talk about anything at all.
When your children are growing up, they will have questions – lots of them. Don’t let any topic be taboo and be open to answering any questions that cross their minds.
14. I’m here to help.
Let your children know that no matter what they’re going through, you’re always there to help!
15. You are important.
Help your child understand mutual respect by making them feel important and valuable in every way.
16. I trust you so much.
Saying this builds a strong foundation of trust among family members and helps the child build better relationships in his/her lifetime.
17. Do you like it?
Ask for their genuine opinion and ask whether they like certain things or not.
18. You can do it!
Your child will struggle at various things while growing up. Be their personal cheerleader and remind them that they are very capable of doing it well.
19. I forgive you.
Saying ‘I forgive you’ is as important as saying ‘I am sorry’. Teach your child that forgiving someone and not holding grudges against them takes a big heart.
20. You look great just the way you are.
Avoid belittling comments about your child’s physicality or abilities. Appreciate them in all their cuteness!
Be an epitome of kindness, love and affection around your child because you never know which of your words are shaping your kid and will be carried by them throughout their lifetime!