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What Words Will They Remember? What do we say to our children in the midst of a storm or new things?

Encouraging Words for Kids - You never know the words that your kids will carry with them the rest of their lives, so I challenge you to add more positivity and encouragement with this list- MyiShanka (Mya) McMillian


It's been 10 years since my grandmother passed away and I still reflect on the words she sowed into my heart. To this day I can hear my grandmother encouraging me when I tried new things or when I was faced with battles. Her voice of confidence helps me pull through moments of self-doubt, inadequacies, and embarrassment. - I love you Earon Mae McMillan

May this list inspire you to turn to your child and whisper these phases often...



  1. You are Loved

  2. You make me smile

  3. I think about you when we’re apart

  4. My world is better with you in it

  5. I will do my best to keep you safe

  6. Sometimes I will say no

  7. I have faith in you

  8. I know you can handle it

  9. You are creative

  10. Trust your instincts

  11. Your ideas are worthwhile

  12. You are capable

  13. You are deserving

  14. You are strong

  15. You can say no

  16. Your choices matter

  17. You make a difference

  18. Your words are powerful

  19. Your actions are powerful

  20. Your emotions may be powerful

  21. And you can still choose your actions

  22. You are more than your emotions

  23. You are a good friend

  24. You are kind

  25. You don’t have to like what someone is saying in order to treat them with respect

  26. Someone else’s poor behavior is not an excuse for your own

  27. You are imperfect

  28. So am I

  29. You can change your mind

  30. You can learn from your mistakes

  31. You can ask for help

  32. You are learning

  33. You are growing

  34. Growing is hard work

  35. I believe you

  36. I believe in you

  37. You are valuable

  38. You are interesting

  39. You are beautiful

  40. When you make a mistake, you are still beautiful

  41. Your body is your own

  42. You have say over your body

  43. You are important

  44. Your ideas matter

  45. You are able to do work that matters

  46. I see you working and learning every day

  47. You make a difference in my life

  48. I am curious what you think

  49. How did you do that?

  50. Your ideas are interesting

  51. You’ve made me think of things in a completely new way

  52. I’m excited to see what you do

  53. Thanks for helping me

  54. Thank you for contributing to our family

  55. I enjoy your company

  56. It’s fun to do things with you

  57. I’m glad you’re here

  58. I’m happy to talk with you

  59. I’m ready to listen

  60. I’m listening

  61. I’m proud of you

  62. I’m grateful you’re in my life

  63. You make me smile

  64. I love you

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