A major role in parenting is instilling confidence in children. In order to feel competent and valued, kids need to hear certain things from their parents. A compliment can drive a child towards great things.
Some of the best and most meaningful compliments can come from Mom and Dad.
Here are five to keep in mind:
Compliment their personality:
“You are fun to be with.”
Compliment them physically:
“I love your smile.”
Compliment their attitude:
“I love that you never give up.”
Compliment their character:
“Thank you for being so responsible.”
Compliment their courage:
“You are brave. I admire your courage to try new things.”
Written By: Michelle Rathburn, LAMFT