As a child I was overly sensitive to criticism. Many kids are sensitive because they haven’t yet developed a healthy self-esteem. What I needed to hear more than anything from my parents and teachers and coaches was what I was doing well. I needed encouragement. Sometimes our kids need to hear more than just “I love you.”
You can boost your child’s self-confidence with these simple phrases for you to express your love. By choosing to compliment your child for things that are specific and unique to them, you will let your child know that you really see them and value them for who they are. Here are 100 Words of Encouragement for Kids.