Your Encouraging Words

Your encouraging words for kids can help them thrive in school and life! How do your words matter? 

Positive words from parents, teachers, and mentors are a rich source of internal motivation and guidance to children and teens. Often, kids recall your words of encouragement for years to come.

Encouraging Words Vs. Praise

  1. Be Honest. Children are the first to recognize when your words are not sincere. ...
  2. Focus on Effort, Not Ability. ...
  3. Be Specific. ...
  4. Avoid the Need to Compare. ...                                                                      
  5. Don't Over-Encourage.
  6. Don't Use Encouragement to Control      

 

  By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhDCOMPASS-