On any given day, a child can hear dozens of negative comments at home, school, sports practice and during playtime. If the negativity is not balanced with a good amount of praise and encouragement, it can really hurt a child’s self-esteem. Download and print out these Phrases for Praises. Put them in a place where you will see them often. Look them over, and say them to your child every opportunity you get. Cut them up and, every so often, leave one on your child’s pillow, taped to their bathroom mirror, tucked inside their shoe, or in a school notebook. You have the ability to build your child’s self-esteem, even when others may be tearing it down!