Because kids will need to listen dozens and even hundreds of times for them to believe an information, a statement or a story. To be building that resilience, that confidence they will need to hear positive things starting right now and from any person around with them.
Words are so powerful and how we can influence and shape their minds is something any grown ups should take very seriously. There are few things in this world as powerful as words.
The power of words is truly magical and frightening. Words can destroy, hurt, humiliate but they can also heal, encourage, build, show love and make such positive impacts. Words can change lives. It is how you use this magical power (we sincerely think it is the most powerful thing in this world) that you can make a difference in this world, in your world, in children's world and teach them how to be resilient and happy.
Here are few resilient and positive things you can say (and repeat again and again) to help build their inner voice:
“I’m so proud of who you are.
I will always be there for you, no matter what.
I love your creativity.
You make me smile.
Thanks for working so hard.
You can learn anything.
You are a good person.
You never give up.
Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
You won’t know what you can do until you try.
You are amazing just the way you are.
You are strong like a mountain.
You are important.
You can get through hard things.
You have many talents.
Every day you get better.
You have the power to control your thoughts.
You are the person you want to be.
I remember when you [..].
I love how your mind works.
You are so beautiful on the inside and out.
You are the kind of friends I wanted when I was your age.
You have such great ideas.
I love how you never give up.
I love that I can rely on you.
You are so easy to love. ….”
We have created two posters/memos with some positive and resilient things to say to your kids. We hope you'll find it inspirational and helpful.
"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi