42 Small Words of Encouragement Your Child Needs to Hear from You Today

Parent-to-parent, I don’t have to tell you that our words of encouragement are an influence that hold more power than we know.

“And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among our members. It stains the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” (James 3:6)

Our words can be a source of encouragement, or a source of destruction.

When it comes to molding young minds and loving our children well, one of the most common things us moms will beat ourselves up over, is the way we talk to our kids.

Maybe you feel like the only word that comes out of your mouth is “no.” Or maybe your morning routines have become a battleground for screaming matches that leave you feeling like a failure of a mom.

In those moments when you’re feeling like your words have failed you, know this: You are a good mom. Your child is not ruined or defined by this difficult moment.

Whether it’s words of frustration flying freely out of our mouths, or the overwhelming feeling of anguish, there are ways to redeem this moment with truth and love.

The way we talk to our kids has the power to rectify a situation. When we choose encouragement over anguish, and love over frustration, even our hardest days as a mom can bring glimpses of success.

Here are 42 Small Words of Encouragement Your Child Needs to Hear from You Today.

  1. I’m thankful for you.

2. You are loved.

3. I believe in you.

4. You make the world a better place to be.

5. You have great ideas.

6. You are unique. There’s no one else like you. (Psalm 139:14)

7. You are beautiful.

8. I love getting to be your mama.

9. You were right.

10. I know you did your best.

11. You are capable.

12. You are so valuable.

13. I’m proud of you.

14. I’m glad you’re here.

15. You make me happy.

16. I appreciate you.

17. You are smart.

18. You are kind.

19. You are fun to be around.

20. I can’t wait to hear about it.

21. You are a good friend.

22. I believe you.

23. You make me smile.

24. Thank you.

25. What do you think?

26. Your ideas matter.

27. You are learning.

28. You are allowed to make mistakes.

29. I love spending time with you.

30. You can be strong and brave with God. (Joshua 1:7)

31. You can change your mind.

32. You are a big help.

33. I love your creativity.

34. You teach me everyday.

35. You are allowed to cry.

36. I admire you.

37. I’m sorry.

38. I forgive you.

39. That was really brave of you.

40, You are very talented.

41. You are enough.

42. I love you.

The power of positivity can radically change any situation. Don’t beat yourself up mama. Your words hold power, and your actions speak volumes. Love your kids well with these small words of encouragement today, and watch as God takes your defeat and brokenness and turns it into something beautiful.

Keep going mama. You can do this.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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