Sometimes children need to hear what someone thinks they can achieve before they dare to dream of the possibilities themselves. Here are eight compliments your children both want and need to hear to live up to their potential.
“Everybody likes a compliment,” Abraham Lincoln said.
Compliments can help children grow or stunt their progress, depending on how the compliment is given. Complimenting action and effort, rather than giving a broad compliment of the child themselves, can significantly motivate them to be better and feel better.
“Research shows that we all learn our belief systems as little children. It is the very belief system that functions as the foundation of our entire life.” Positive affirmations as a child can greatly benefit lives as adults.
Here are eight compliments your children need to hear from you:
1. “I believe in you.”
Your child needs to know that whether they are succeeding at the moment or not, you have not given up on their ability to succeed. Believing in your child's ability to accomplish their goals will give them the motivation they need to become better.