50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great

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#1 I’m proud of you. And even if you weren’t so fantastic, I’d still be proud.

#2 I believe you.

#3 The way you _____ is such a perfect addition for our family. God knew just what we needed when He gave us you.

#4 I know you and I haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye lately. But I want to let you know that I accept you whether I agree with you or not, and I’m committed to working on our relationship so we both feel understood and secure.

#5 I can’t believe how _____ you are. I can’t imagine the plans God has for you!

#6 You know, you may not feel very _____, but God knew exactly what He was doing when He made you the way He did, and it was just how He wanted to express Himself. I love you just the way He made you. And I wouldn’t have wanted Him to do it any differently.

#7 No matter how royally you mess up, I’ll always be glad you’re mine, I’ll forgive you, and I’ll love your socks off.

#8 I saw how you _____. I’m so proud of you.

#9 I forgive you. And I won’t bring this up again, okay?

#10 I want to hang out with just you tonight. What do you want to do?

#11 I remember when I _____. I felt so _____. I don’t know if that’s like what you’re going through, but it was a tough time for me.

#12 I’m sorry. Will you please forgive me for _____?

#13 I got you this, just because.

#14 Lately I’ve really seen you grow in the area of _____, like when you _____.

#15 Yes, there is food in the house.

#16 I admire the way you _______. In fact, I could learn a lot from you in that area.

#17 That was a really wise choice.

#18 No chores today.

#19 I trust you.

#20You’re really growing into a young man/woman of character. I can’t tell you how exciting that is!

#21 Go ahead and sleep in tomorrow.

#22 I had no idea you could do that! You impress me.

#23 What do you think?

#24 I canceled your appointment with the dentist.

#25 I love your dad/mom so much! He/she is so _____.

#26 I love being around you.

#27 I’m so glad you’re home.

#28 Thank you!

#29 I love doing _____ with you.

#30 You are one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten. I am so humbled God gave me you.

#31 I feel so proud when I’m with you.

#32 You handled that so well.

#33 I made your favorite _____.

#34 I’m trusting that God will take perfect care of us. He’s always done it before! Can we pray together about this?

#35 With God’s help, your dad/mom and I will never, ever get a divorce.

#36 That looks great on you.

#37 If I were in your shoes, I would feel so _____. Is that how you feel?

#38 Would you turn your music up?

#39 You are so well disciplined in _____.

#40 I sent you a big ol’ care package in the mail.

#41 That was so courageous.

#42 Do you feel like I’m understanding you?

#43 If there were one thing you could change about me as your mom/dad, what would it be?

#44 You have some real gifts in the area of _____.

#45 Let’s go to Grandma’s!

#46 It is so cool to watch you grow up.

#47 Just wanted to let you know I’m praying for you.

#48 I miss you, but I’m glad you’re having a good time!

#49 You make me so happy just by being you.

#50 I love you so much.

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