My Readers’ List of Compliments for Kids

25 Jul

happychildhood I was thrilled to receive a great response of appropriate compliments for children submitted by my readers! Please feel free to comment with additional ideas, if you wish.  Please use the research guidelines from my previous post, Writing What I Know:  Praising My Childhood Roots. Here are the submissions, thus far:

  1. You are a precious gift from God.  –  atimetoshare
  2. Thank you for being you. –  Pretend to Be Nice
  3. (Enter act here) was very polite/thoughtful of you BECAUSE… – Pretend to Be Nice
  4. I liked the way you (name kind deed) when no one was looking.  Donna D., Devoted reader :-)
  5. You were so brave when you (“act” especially for girls).  Diapers and Tutus
  6. You’ve improved a lot in (over time period x/ in this skill). You can do (skill) better now. – Journeys of the Fabulist
  7. No matter what goal you imagine, it is possible. As long as you believe in you, I believe in you. – One Gentleman’s Perspective
  8. I’m glad you’re my child. – Black Women Have It Going On

I’d love to include at least 2 more!  Please submit any appropriate accolades you have in mind. :-)

Have a great weekend finding special moments to compliment your kids!

Cate Pane


6 Responses to “My Readers’ List of Compliments for Kids”

  1. One Gentleman July 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    1. Never allow another person to question your worth.
    2. It is impossible to disappoint me if you do your best.
    3. Always remember, I love you even more, at the times you may not love yourself.
    4. Never consider your failure(s) as a weakness, they are only lessons along the road for completing your goals.
    5. You are beautiful, just the way you are.
    6. No one can be a better you, than you. You are the greatest at being you.
    7. My life was made better the moment I saw you.

  2. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist July 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    A great selection, Cate. I think it’s good to rehearse a few lines for those times compliments don’t come naturally! Duly shared on Facebook :)

  3. Leila Boukarim July 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    My four year old son loves to hear these:

    “You see what you can do when you try? It’s wonderful!” (my son has always been the type of person who would rather you do something for him which mainly comes from his fear of failing or disappointing; this has made him try harder to do more)

    “I love you more than the whole world and the whole universe, times a million, billion, gazillion (and a bunch of other silly words that don’t exist)!” (he beat me at this game when he learned the word infinity)

    “You make us so proud!” (that one never fails to make him smile and look at me with big proud eyes)

    This is such a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing Bronwyn :)

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