I am so very grateful for the additional praise examples submitted by my readers yesterday! As I mentioned, research guidelines from my previous post, Writing What I Know: Praising My Childhood Roots, were the standards for verbal reinforcement. The following is our final list, including the newest submissions at the top.
- If there’s anyone I love more than you, it’s you. – Design College Chick
- Never allow another person to question your worth. – One Gentleman’s Perspective (Numbers 2-8, 15)
- It is impossible to disappoint me if you do your best.
- Always remember, I love you even more, at the times you may not love yourself.
- Never consider your “failure(s)” as a weakness, they are only lessons along the road for completing your goals.
- You are beautiful, just the way you are.
- No one can be a better you, than you. You are the greatest at being you.
- My life was made better the moment I saw you.
- I’m really glad I get to be your dad. Art and Life Notes
- You see what you can do when you try (skill)? It’s wonderful! – Sensitive and Extraordinary Kids (Numbers 10-12)
- 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)!
- You make us so proud (when you “_____”!”
- You are a precious gift from God. – atimetoshare
- Thank you for being you. – Pretend to Be Nice
- (Enter act here) was very polite/thoughtful of you BECAUSE… – Pretend to Be Nice
- I liked the way you (name kind deed) when no one was looking. Donna D., Devoted reader :-)
- You were so brave when you (“act” especially for girls). Diapers and Tutus
- You’ve improved a lot in (over time period x/ in this skill). You can do (skill) better now. – Journeys of the Fabulist
- No matter what goal you imagine, it is possible. As long as you believe in you, I believe in you. – One Gentleman’s Perspective
- I’m glad you’re my child. – Black Women Have It Going On
I promised April from Diapers and Tutus that I would pass along some of my previous posts on the subject of praise and the difficulties associated with calling our kids “smart.” Here they are:
21. Thank you readers, for taking the time to craft appropriate compliment examples for all of us! :-)
Happy summer weekend,