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97 Positive Words for Your Children



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Last Updated on May 18, 2024 by Joshua Isibor

If you think the words you use on your children don’t affect them, then you have to think twice. The use of positive words around your child cannot be overemphasized.

Costumes and crayons littered the yellow-painted room giving it a bewildered look. The kids were all stooped on their knees fascinated by the customized stars the school had bought for them awaiting their Christmas play. Sue continued to stare at the Holy Mary’s dress with uncertainty lingering in her heart. Would she be able to perform this play?

“Hey Sue, we’ve been talking about you. We think you’ll be great for the Holy Mary’s role”. Daniella her friend called out.

“You think so? ” Sue replied doubt filling her voice.

“Yes. We can be able to do anything we want, at least that’s what my parent say”. Daniella said with a shrug.

Sue was intrigued and wanted to hear more. “Your parents really said that?”

“Yes, they did. My mum told me I was amazing, and all I needed was a good dose of hard work and commitment”

Sue was astounded. Why haven’t her parents ever told her that?

Does this conversation by these nine-year-olds seem familiar? When a child is born, his mind is a clean slate, so crisp and blank. Whatever is written on it stays forever. This emphasizes the need for statements and words that will serve to build a child’s confidence. A child is naturally inquisitive throughout the early years of childhood and would believe whatever is said. For most children, childhood is a confusing stage of life, he may not be able to understand why he shouldn’t run around in the house, jump on his bed, or throw a ball at his siblings. Positive words serve to guide a child’s development mentally and emotionally, training him to believe in his own self.

One added advantage of using positive and inspiring words around your child is the effects never wear off. The child will grow up believing it as long as he lives. Many people became successful by holding to the words of their parents, one great example is Dr. Ben Carson. Traumatic words bear the same effects, as a result, you should refrain from using statements like this.

* “If only you knew maths like your brother…”

* “Why did you have to have such big eyes?”

* “Your sister plays the piano better than you, why don’t you just be like her?

* “Will you just get out of my room?”

You’ll agree with me that the statements above all have something in common; they belittle one’s effort and undermines the child’s ability. Hearing such toxic statements for years can be devastating and traumatic for a child in later years to come as a result, hindering the individual from performing to his full abilities.


Here are some amazing words and statements you can use around your child.

1. Okay

2. Beautiful/Handsome

3. I love you and will support you always

4. Gorgeous.

5. Amazing

6. You can do it.

7. Yes

8.”Do you need help?”

9.”If you’re having problems with maths, I’m sure it’s not because you can’t do it, you may just be using the wrong approach, let me show you.”

10. Have fun

11. The world needs you

12. You’re so gifted and creative

13. You make me so happy.

14.”You can tell me, anything sweetheart, I want to be your best friend.”

15.”Have I told you how proud I am of you? You’re simply amazing.

16.”You’re one of the most beautiful girls on planet Earth, your teeth are just one of a kind

17.”You have freckles on your nose, so what? It simply makes You.

18. Reach for the Stars.

19. “Do you understand why you shouldn’t jump on the bed? Because it’s very fragile and you could hurt yourself. I’m sure you don’t want that”

20. You’re unstoppable, a force to be reckoned with.

21. You’re full of inner strength.

22.”It’s impolite to shout at your siblings, I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be shouted at. Now can you please apologize to them?”

23.”Ensure you clean your room, remember cleanliness is next to Godliness”

24. Life is so much easier with you in it.

25.”You can choose any profession dear, you’re smart enough to be whatever you want to be.”

26.No one else is like you. You’re the missing piece.

27.”Do you know why it’s wrong to litter your crayons around the house? Because you might just lose them.

There are no particular laid down rules in using positive words, therefore you can use them as much as you want and always around the child. Accompany it with a warm hug and smile and say it like you mean it. Another secret of using positive words is studying when to use them.


If your child is about to take a test or an exam, do not constantly berate him instead use words and sentences that will help him to focus on his abilities and deliver his best.  Words and statements like

28. Don’t think too much, take it easy. Study hard and do your best. That is all that is needed.

29.I’ll still love you and be proud of you, no matter the outcome of your test.

30. Challenges only make you stronger.

31. You’re gifted, talented, and creative.

32. You’re a winner. Don’t quit.

33. Take a break and come back to it.

34. You can always try again.

35. You don’t always need to win.

36. Make an effort not an excuse

37. Your mistakes bring an opportunity for you to learn.

38. Not giving up is one of your best traits.

39. The view from the top is spectacular.


Sometimes your child can fall into a bout of depression or have anxiety attacks, and you may not know exactly what to do. Starting a conversation will be futile because the child is in no mood for communication. Instead, why don’t you use your words to get him (the child) to open?

40. Whatever is going on with you, I believe it’s just a phase. It will pass.

41. Life isn’t really fair all the time, but what matters is coming out stronger.

42. Don’t think too much.

43. Don’t be afraid, in time you’ll feel better.

44. I’m here for you if you need anything.

45. Everyone worries sometimes.

46. You are more than your emotions.

Using positive words helps children to develop healthy self-esteem and become more emotionally balanced as adults. Understanding a child’s abilities helps to ascertain what type of words to use, thereby helping you to make a positive impact as a parent. Paying exclusive attention to your child’s needs, conversation likes, and dislikes goes a long way and can make you use positive statements like this.


47. Your hands are really quick and good at catching, would you like to try out for the baseball team?

48. You always turn to the cooking channel, would you like to help me pick up the groceries next week? You’re really creative.

49. I love how you make your friends laugh. You’re my sunshine.

50. You love to speak in front of your mirror. You’re confident and bold.

So parents begin to use positive words around their children regardless of their age. Besides, if you don’t tell them how amazing they are. Who will?

More positive words

51. You’re my rainbow. You make my world colourful

52. Follow your heart

53. You’re special

54. You’re my superhero

55. You’re unique. You mean the world to me

56. Don’t doubt your abilities. You’re able.

47. Keep trying.

48. Take it one step at a time. There are lots of opportunities for you to explore

49. Love yourself.

50. Your choices matter.

51. You matter a lot to me.

52. That’s amazing. You’re so thoughtful.

53. Don’t beat yourself up. There will be another time. Winners don’t quit.

54. I’m so grateful you’re in my life.

55. You can be a great leader by starting now.

56. Be bold and confident

57. Follow your dreams

58. Relax and have fun. Go play

59. You’re my brightest star in the sky

60. Delete negativity from your life. You’re more than that

61. Trust yourself

62. Greatness lies within you

63. Remember, all the tools you need to succeed is within you

64. Don’t beat yourself up

65. Believe in you

66. I love the sound of your laughter

67. You can ask for help

68. Your uniqueness defines you

69. You are kind

70. You are special

71. It feels so amazing to have you here with me

72. You’re more than you think

73. Greater Heights awaits you

74. Never look down on yourself

75. Be positive minded

76. You’re closer to your goal than you can imagine

77. Strive harder. The sky is your starting point

78. You have a beautiful smile.

79. Feel free. I’m here whenever you need me

80. I think about you all the time

81. Don’t be afraid

82. What you feel is normal

83. Work towards solving problems

84. If you can think it, then you can achieve it

85. Work towards making yourself better

86. Have undaunting courage

87. Your mistakes are chances to learn

88. I love seeing you work together

89. You make the world a better place with your smile

90. The greatest love of all is loving yourself

91. I understand what you’re going through.

92. Follow your heart

93. Trust your instincts

94. You’re real and genuine

95. You’re my best friend

96. I appreciate your honesty

97. Live your dream.

ALSO, READ Set Limits and Be Consistent With Your Discipline

Originally posted 2020-08-24 22:35:19.

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