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101 Words of Affirmation Every Child Wants to Hear




There are so many “voices” in this world telling kids they don’t measure up. Behind every young child who believes in him or her, is a parent who believed in him or her first. Help your kids see how truly wonderful they are. Here are some suggestions to get started:

  1. Awesome – that’s what you are!
  2. Dad/Mom and I were just talking about how wonderful you are.
  3. Do you know how rare people like you are?
  4. Every parent wishes they had a son/daughter like you.
  5. God created you for a special purpose.
  6. God wanted to bless me so He gave me you.
  7. Good thinking.
  8. Grandpa and/or Grandma think you are spectacular!
  9. Great job on your homework!
  10. How did I get the Best Kid In The World?
  11. How did you come up with that?
  12. I appreciate the young man (woman) you are becoming.
  13. I appreciate you so much.
  14. I can see your future . . . it’s so bright, I’m going to need sunglasses!
  15. I can see your inner strength.
  16. I don’t deserve a daughter/son like you!
  17. I don’t know what I would do without you.
  18. I don’t know where you’re going to end up, but it’s going to be awesome!
  19. I just know you’re going to be successful.
  20. I know you can conquer your fear!




  1. I know you can figure it out!
  2. I know you will achieve your dreams.
  3. I like how your mind works.
  4. I like you.
  5. I love how you never give up!
  6. I love the fact that I can rely on you.
  7. I think you’re fantastic!
  8. I was just telling Dad/Mom how proud I am of you.
  9. I’m grateful for you.
  10. I’m grateful God gave you to me.
  11. I’m happy when you’re around.
  12. I’m really proud of you.
  13. It takes a big person to be honest like you just were.
  14. It’s a rare thing to find someone trustworthy like you.
  15. Keep practicing like that and you’re going to be the best in the world!
  16. King Solomon talked about you: A man skilled in his work will stand before kings.
  17. Look at all those muscles! (when he’s very young)
  18. My respect for you is really growing.
  19. Spending time with you reminds me of how special you are.
  20. Thank you for honoring me.




  1. Thank you for loving me.
  2. Thanks for being such a great kid!
  3. Thanks for being such a hard worker.
  4. That was a really kind thing to do.
  5. There is no one quite like you.
  6. This world would be a better place if more people were like you.
  7. What a great idea!
  8. What a great job you did!
  9. What you did for your (me, friend, brother, sister) was really kind.
  10. When you did ( ) it showed a lot of self-discipline.
  11. When you stood up for what was right, God said, “Well done!”
  12. Would you like to go to the store with me? I like it when you come along.
  13. Wow! You did a great job cleaning your room!
  14. Wow! You’re fast!
  15. You are a blessing to me and Mom/Dad.
  16. You are a diligent young man/woman.
  17. You are a great example.
  18. You are a special individual.
  19. You are an honest young man/woman – God likes that.
  20. You are an interesting person.




  1. You are going places!
  2. You are the kind of friend I wanted when I was your age.
  3. You are the son/daughter I prayed for.
  4. You can achieve anything you desire.
  5. You could be President!
  6. You could run a small country! Maybe a large one!!
  7. You did a great Job!
  8. You did that so well.
  9. You did that? You’re amazing!
  10. You do quality work!
  11. You figured this out by yourself? Amazing!
  12. You give the best hugs.
  13. You have a big heart!
  14. You have some amazing gifts.
  15. You have strong character.
  16. You inspire people when you do things like that!
  17. You made this all by yourself? It tastes fantastic!
  18. You make being proud of your son/daughter so easy.
  19. You make me laugh!
  20. You make me smile.




  1. You see things really clearly.
  2. You showed a lot of courage when you ( )
  3. You showed a lot of maturity when you responded like that.
  4. You stood for the Truth – that’s what good men/women do!
  5. You worked until the job was done – impressive!
  6. You’re a great person.
  7. You’re a real go-getter!
  8. You’re looking sharp!
  9. You’re one in a million!
  10. You’re really polite – I like that in a young man/young woman.
  11. You’re really thoughtful.
  12. You’re so brave!
  13. You’re so generous.
  14. You’re so handsome/beautiful.
  15. You’re so smart!
  16. You’re so tough!
  17. You’ve got a great sense of humor.
  18. You’ve got a lot of ‘grit’!
  19. You’ve got what it takes!
  20. Your life matters.
  21. I love you!

Source: Matthew L. Jacobson, https://faithfulman.com/




About the Author:

Sebastien Gendry is a speaker, trainer and consultant, expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing. He played a major role in introducing Laughter Therapy in North America, Russia, Palestine and other countries, inspired the creation of 100s of Laughter Clubs worldwide, and is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method. He has been offering a variety of laughter programs every year on three to four continents for the past decade and continues to do so.

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