If you are a parent of young child, you know the love you have for them is beyond anything you could ever imagine. The love is so great that you will find yourself gladly taking on their pain, sorrow, and basically anything that causes them to feel unhappy. Every day in a child's life is working to frame them for adulthood. It can be hurt as a parent when your child doesn't seem to feel as special as you know they are.
When your child begins preschool or kindergarten, they will begin to experience a new sense of self worth that will affect how they perform in and out of school. I feel this is a critical time to make sure your child knows their self worth and that their efforts are valued and appreciated. Watching your child experience low self-esteem can be difficult, because despite how amazing you tell your little one they are, you watch as they lack the confidence that you know they deserve to have.
In a situation like this, don't let your words fail you. Your child doesn't need to hear empty nothings in order to feel good, but instead give them powerful praises that prove you not only see your child, but also value and love them. Instead of complimenting your child by labeling them (like "you're so good at soccer!"), try the meaningful phrases below that will improve your child's self-value without inflating their sense of entitlement.
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