60 Things to Say to Your Child for Encouragement and Confidence + Free Printable

As parents, it's our responsibility to raise our children, educate them, and also discipline them. But, sometimes, we can get caught up in what we consider to be discipline and loose focus of the ultimate goal. While we're at it, it is crucial to make sure that we raise them to be independent, positive, motivated, confident, and responsible individuals.

One of the most important things I've learned in life is the power of positive words. No parent is perfect, but there's something we all do that contributes to positive parenting that we can appreciate. I appreciate the fact that no matter how angry I get, I never (and I mean never) call my children names or insult them; not even as a joke. People often say what they really mean and mask it as a joke without realizing the impact it can have on others; especially children.

To raise children who feel confident about who they are, appreciate their contribution to this world, and feel motivated to accomplish their dreams, we must instill it in them from the very beginning. Positive words, however big or small, can make a very strong impact on who our children become tomorrow.

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Here are 60 things you can say to your children to help encourage them and build their confidence:
  1. I'm blessed to have you in my life
  2. You are a strong person
  3. You can do it!
  4. Don't give up!
  5. Keep trying
  6. You are worthy
  7. I appreciate you
  8. I trust you
  9. You are smart
  10. You are a good person
  11. You are kind
  12. You are gentle
  13. I love spending time with you
  14. Your presence makes me happy
  15. I love listening to you
  16. Your opinions matter
  17. I'm proud of you
  18. I understand you
  19. You are enough
  20. I love your personality
  21. You can make a difference in this world
  22. You are my best friend
  23. I love your company
  24. Your choices matter
  25. I will always love you
  26. I can't believe I'm blessed to have a child like you
  27. You are a gift
  28. You are a blessing
  29. You are very interesting 
  30. I'm sorry for my mistake
  31. Keep doing your best
  32. You are important
  33. You are a good friend
  34. We all make mistakes, and that's okay, we can learn from them
  35. You did a great job when ...
  36. Teach me how you did that
  37. You are right
  38. You were right
  39. I love talking to you
  40. Thank you for being you 
  41. Believe in yourself because you're amazing and have amazing ideas
  42. You're deserving
  43. Your feelings matter
  44. Don't be afraid to express yourself
  45. You can say 'no' 
  46. Let's talk
  47. I'd love to hear more ... 
  48. What's your opinion
  49. You're learning a lot!
  50. What was the highlight of your day?
  51. What did you learn today?
  52. You're an amazing person 
  53. You're caring
  54. You're respectful
  55. I loved when you did ...
  56. I'm rooting for you!
  57. I'm honored to be your mother
  58. I love you
  59. I like you
  60. You are beautiful

We should try our best as parents to make our children feel valued and appreciated. The power of words is indisputable, so whatever you choose can either have a positive or negative impact on your children. Again, we all make mistakes, but there's always room for learning and improvement.

Lastly, as Muslims, our ultimate goal is to please Allah and enter Jannah. So it is important to always reference it all back to Allah, the fact that He created us and made us family, the blessings He gives us, and the mercy He has upon us.

Download a PDF format of these positive phrases below.

Umm Sumayyah is a mother of two and a former teacher who turned into a home educator after becoming a mother. She is also an editor and a researcher who loves collecting and sharing information on social matters, education, career, and entrepreneurship.


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