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150+ Positive Things to Say to Kids

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Encouraging your child is essential to building their self-confidence.

Encouraging your child is essential to building their self-confidence.

Choose Your Words Carefully

Words are mighty. In a multitude of ways, they can affect people—especially children! Children learn what they live. They hear and listen to learn the ways of the world. Then, they live what they have learned.

It’s important to choose your words carefully when talking with children. Words hold such spectacular power! In the presence of kids, you should aim to be genuine, nice, and positive. This can boost their confidence and motivation and make them feel loved.

There are so many nice things that you can say to children. This collection holds over a hundred and fifty ideas. Whether you’re a parent, a sibling, a relative, or a friend, I'm sure you’ll find this list helpful. Go spread the good word and the positive vibes!

Positive Things to Say to Your Child

  • A little progress each day adds up to big results.
  • Always remember that I believe in you.
  • Always think before you act.
  • Be yourself. There’s only one you in this world.
  • Even if you make a mistake, you can fix it.
  • Focus on the good and everything gets better.
  • Follow your heart.
  • Go play to your heart’s desire.
  • Great things are waiting for you.
  • Have fun!
  • I appreciate all your help.
  • I appreciate your honesty.
  • I have faith in you.
  • I know you can do whatever you put your mind to.
  • I love you very much!
  • I will do my best to keep you safe.
  • I’ll always try to understand you.
  • I’m 100% sure that you can do it!
  • I’m sincerely grateful that you exist.
  • I’m so glad that you’re my child.
  • I’m super proud of you!
  • I’m truly lucky to be your parent.
  • It makes me happy how you’re growing up to be a good person.
  • It’s okay to make mistakes.
  • Just be patient and the good things will come.
  • Life is tough, but so are you.
  • My heart is happy because of you.
  • Remember to always be generous and thankful.
  • Your smile fills my heart with joy.
  • That wonderful smile of yours will change the world for the better.
  • There’s nothing that will ever make me stop loving you.
  • Take one step at a time and you’ll get closer day by day.
  • Tell me more.
  • That's a great idea.
  • Take pride in giving it your best shot.
  • Time will pass and you’ll feel better.
  • Whatever makes you smile makes me smile as well.
  • You are my treasure.
  • You are very important to me.
  • You can accomplish anything.
  • You don’t always have to win.
  • You will feel better after you get some rest.
Small words of encouragement can play a large role in the life of a child.

Small words of encouragement can play a large role in the life of a child.

Encouraging Words for Kids From Family and Relatives

  • Always choose to be kind.
  • Believe in yourself and your abilities.
  • Do your best and the good things will come.
  • Doing your best is what really counts.
  • Enjoy the moment.
  • Even if someone offered me a ginormous amount of money, I would never give you up.
  • Every moment I spend with you turns into a precious memory.
  • Good or bad, there’s educational value in everything.
  • Know that I will never be too busy to spend time with you.
  • I always count you as a blessing.
  • I care about you. Always remember that.
  • I like how you think.
  • I wish you a magnificent day!
  • Just believe and you can achieve anything!
  • Just give me a holler and I’ll be there to help you.
  • Just the way you are is perfectly fine.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • My ears are wide open whenever you need someone to listen to you.
  • No matter what happens, I will always be your ally.
  • Not giving up is one of your best traits.
  • Tell me more about your ideas. I love hearing about them.
  • Thank you for being such a great kid.
  • That’s smart thinking.
  • The power to change the world for the better is in your hands.
  • The way your mind works is fascinating.
  • The world is a better place to live in because you make it so.
  • The world needs good people like you.
  • There are lots of reasons to smile. You just have to look for them.
  • There’s something to learn in everything.
  • This family would not be the same without you.
  • Tomorrow can always be better than today.
  • Whenever you’re here, things are always exciting.
  • You are awesome!
  • You fill my heart with excitement.
  • You look so nice today!
  • You are capable.
  • You have such a kind heart.
  • You are one smart cookie.
  • You are stronger than you realize.
  • You are such a strong and independent kid.
  • You are unique!
  • You are very helpful.
  • You can do it!
  • You give the best hugs.
  • You make life seem so fun.
  • You make my heart smile.
  • You matter so much to me.
  • You’re so wise for someone so young.
  • Your friends are so lucky to have you as a friend.
  • Your ideas are great!

How Friends and Other People Can Praise a Child With Words

  • A round of applause to my wonderful friend.
  • Always trust your instincts.
  • As always, I’m happy to see you.
  • Days become brighter when you’re around.
  • Don’t worry, be happy.
  • Enjoy every moment.
  • Feel free to come to me whenever you need help.
  • Follow your dreams.
  • Fun seems to follow you wherever you go.
  • Hakuna matata! It means no worries for the rest of your days.
  • How are you? I hope you’re fine, today and always.
  • I admire your creativity.
  • I like you.
  • I love being with you.
  • I love your attitude.
  • I thank my lucky stars for having you as my friend.
  • I want to be as cheery and carefree as you.
  • I’m a better person because you inspire me to be one.
  • I’m glad you’re here.
  • I’m grateful for you.
  • I’m so happy you exist.
  • I’m so happy that you’re my friend.
  • I’m your number 1 fan!
  • I’ve got your back!
  • It’s fun to do things with you.
  • Jokes are twice as funny when you tell them.
  • Kindness is one of your best traits.
  • Reach for the stars!
  • Seeing the world through your eyes fills me with wonder.
  • Thank you for making me smile.
  • The world always seems like a better place when you’re around.
  • The world needs you.
  • Thumbs up to you!
  • What a good boy/girl!
  • What an awesome human you are.
  • What do you think we should do today?
  • Without you, I wouldn’t know what to do.
  • Wow, what a thoughtful kid you are.
  • You and I make a great team!
  • You are a great friend.
  • You ask great questions.
  • You are a superstar!
  • You are awesome in a multitude of ways.
  • You are one of my favorite humans in the world.
  • You are so cool.
  • You can tell me anything.
  • You got this!
  • You look awesome!
  • You may not be perfect, but you’re definitely awesome!
  • You’re a great leader.
  • You’re my idol.
  • You’re my role model.
  • You’ve earned my respect.
  • Your happiness is contagious.
  • Your jokes are so funny.
  • Your laugh is one of the best things about you.
  • Your stories are very interesting.
  • Your warm smile tells me how kind you are.
Children live out what they see and hear from those around them.

Children live out what they see and hear from those around them.


Stephanie Purser from Australia on July 13, 2020:

What a treat article!

This one should go in every parent's toolbox.

I'll be saving it as a personal reference and sharing it in my Mum's pages!