There are many ways to motivate
your child. Simple phrases and encouraging words can go a long way in inspiring
and shaping your child’s personality. Words have a lot of power. It is up to us
to use our words to inspire or destruct our children’s budding talents. In
today’s competitive and stressful world, daily encouragement and motivation can
help kids in the long run.
These are some simple
and encouraging phrases to say to kids:-
Thank you for your
This sentence sounds so
easy to say, but how many parents really stop and thank their kids for any kind
of help? Whether it is helping mom to lift the bag of groceries, or holding the
door open for mom to come inside, any kind of help from
children should be appreciated. When children are
appreciated for doing the right things, they feel happy and make more efforts
to be good and helpful. Children love to be praised and encouraged by parents.
Some parents nag their kids a lot without realizing it. All children want love
and approval from their parents, so when parents thank them for something, they
feel on top of the world and make more efforts in future to please their
That’s a very good
Parents may set out to
teach children the way of life, but very often, parents get to learn a lot from
their children. Their fledgling brains and thirst for knowledge can sometimes
provide a take on the mundane, which is so fresh and unique that it can astound
you. Children sometimes observe things, which may have missed your eyes. During
such times, you should praise your child and tell how sharp and watchful he or
she has been. Children should be encouraged to be observant, alert and
watchful, which can help them all through the life.
Look how far you’ve come!
happens slowly. We cannot always expect improvement overnight or immediately
from kids. For example, when a child is not good at a particular subject like
mathematics or science, but he is taking a lot of effort to do it well, then we
should encourage them in their progress. If your child scores 70 marks out of
100 in Maths, you may be upset with his marks. The next time, if he tries even
harder and scores 78 out of 100, then you should definitely build his
confidence by appreciating it, no matter how small
his achievement may seem in the larger scale of things. Teach him to work
harder, and the next time, he can even go up to 85. You should encourage him
and praise him for how far he has come. If he is discouraged or upset, tell him
to look at the positive side. Tell him reaching 78 or 80 after scoring 70 in
the previous exam is a great improvement and achievement.
You worked really hard to get this room
There is a famous quote
which says, “Cleanliness is next to godliness!” Children should be taught to
always keep the house neat and tidy. Keeping the house clean brings positive
energy. Teach kids to be
cleanliness-conscious from a young age. Forming
this habit right from a young age will be helpful to them in the long run. When
we encourage and teach children to keep the home clean and they follow our
instructions, we should appreciate their hard work. Suppose you don’t like a
messy room or bed and your child is doing his best everyday to keep the room
and bed clean, then you should appreciate him for his hard work and tell him
what a good job he is doing. Tell him to continue the efforts and that it is
making you very happy.
Thank you for your
Children can be very
understanding, from time to time. Although they are small, they can still be
very caring and thoughtful. For instance, your child is hungry and wants you to
prepare something to eat, but you are tired and tell him, “Please dear, I am
very tired right now. Let me rest for ten minutes, and I will make something
for you to eat after ten minutes…” If your child understands your situation and
immediately agrees to wait patiently instead of nagging you, then you should
really appreciate his understanding. Thanking him for his cooperation will
indirectly teach your child to be
patient and help him realise that you value patience.
These phrases sound simple, but they can have a
lot of positive effects on your child. They can motivate your child in the
right direction. We should always try and speak in a gentle tone with kids. Instead
of criticizing them, parents should make them understand in a gentle manner. Positive
words and encouragement will inspire your children and help them to want to be
better human beings. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say
today, but your child will cherish them over a lifetime.
How can you help your child become a better person?
How can you appreciate your child’s efforts? What can you say to kids to help
them become confident and well-rounded human beings? Discuss here.