My early childhood education background has helped me develop a strong belief in building a child’s confidence. Thankfully, I know how to praise a child with words and use positive compliments.
Today I’d like to share with you 50 ways to praise a child.
Benefits to Praising a Child
There are so many benefits to praising a child. Complimenting a child is a great way to raise their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour and actions.
Focusing on their efforts and achievements gives them a positive sense of accomplishment, not negative thoughts or emotions. While our thoughts tend to be more negative, we can turn it around and instead, encourage our child with positive phases.
Check out this article on 25 Things To Say Instead Of Good Job
Positive Parenting: Words to Praise a Child
I knew you could do it.
That’s it. Well Done.
Keep working on it.
That turned out wonderful.
That is the best you have done so far.
I love hearing your words.
Now you have it.
One more time and you can do it.
Yeah, you solved the problem.
Fantastic work, well done.
What a super star.
You’re right on track.
I’m really proud of how hard you worked today.
Super duper work.
Nothing can stop you now.
You finished really quickly! Well done.
You kept trying.
I like how you think.
You’re such a creative thinker.
Well done, you did it.
Excellent job saying how you feel.
You handled that so well.
You’re very talented.
More Positive Praise Examples
That’s the correct way to do it.
You expressed yourself so well.
You know just what to do.
You must have been practising.
You really do keep trying.
I knew you could figure this out.
I know it was hard but you did your best.
You were so calm during that problem.
I’m so proud of you today.
Keep trying, you can do it.
I loved how you worked today.
What positive praise examples can you add to the list? Do you have a list of ways to praise a child in your parenting toolset? If not, start today!
Try it out for three days and see what a difference it makes. Trust me, it really does work. You may also enjoy this article on how to teach children to be thankful.
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!