Parents say a lot of things to their kids. We chit chat, we ask questions, we make jokes, and we try to sneak in a few life lessons here and there … but we never do know what will stick until it comes back to us at a later date.Kids need positive communication with their parents.
Try a few of these positive phrases:
1. I love to watch you … Kids get caught up in winning and losing, and sometimes parents do, too. Try sharing what you love to watch instead of commenting on the end result.
2. You make a difference. Whether your kid stops to help other kids in need or cheers up a family member on a grouchy day, chances are your kids make a difference in some small (or big) way each day. Point that out. Empower your child to continue to make a difference in the world.
3. I believe in you.Growing up is hard work and sometimes kids want to give up. Instead of running in for the save, empower your child by showing him that you believe in him.
4. Thanks for teaching me something new.I don’t know about you, but I learn something new from my kids almost every day. Giving thanks for the life lessons they offer us shows them that they teach us just as we teach them.
5. You make me smile. Who doesn’t want to hear that?