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raising a confident child

Many ways to make kids feel good about themselves

When you need another way to say “good job” there are many creative ways. Here are just a few examples:

  • Right!
  • You’re so smart!
  • Nice going.
  • Good remembering.
  • I knew you could do it.
  • Awesome!
  • SUPER!
  • That’s right!
  • That’s good.
  • I’m very proud of you.
  • You’re really working hard today.
  • Way to go!
  • You are very good at that.
  • That’s coming along nicely.
  • I’m happy to see you working
  • I like that.
  • That’s much, much better!
  • Exactly right.
  • I’m proud of the way you worked today.
  • You’re doing that much better today.
  • You’ve just about got it.
  • That’s the best you’ve ever done.
  • You’re doing a good job.
  • THAT’S IT!
  • Now you’ve figured it out.
  • That’s quite an improvement.
  • GREAT!
  • Congratulations!
  • Not bad.
  • Keep working on it.
  • You’re improving.
  • Now you have it!
  • You are learning fast.
  • Good for you!
  • Couldn’t have done it better myself.
  • Aren’t you proud of yourself?
  • You should be proud of yourself!
  • One more time and you’ll have it.
  • You really make my job fun.
  • That’s the right way to do it.
  • You’re getting better every day.
  • You did it that time!
  • That’s not half bad.
  • Nice going.
  • You haven’t missed a thing!
  • WOW!
  • That’s the way!
  • Keep up the good work.
  • Nothing can stop you now.
  • That’s the way to do it.
  • You’ve got your brain in gear today.
  • That’s better.
  • That was first class work.
  • That’s the best ever.
  • You’ve just about mastered it.
  • That’s better than ever.
  • Much better!
  • You must have been practicing.
  • You did that very well.
  • FINE!
  • You’re on the right track now!
  • You’re really going to town.
  • That’s how to handle that.
  • Now that’s what I call a fine job.
  • That’s great.
  • You’re really improving.
  • You’re doing beautifully!
  • You’ve got that down pat.
  • You certainly did well today.
  • Keep it up!
  • Congratulations. You got it right!
  • You did a lot of work today.
  • Well look at you go.
  • That’s it.
  • I like knowing you.
  • I like that.
  • Fabulous!
  • Now you have the hang of it.
  • You’re doing fine!
  • Good thinking.
  • You are really learning a lot.
  • Good going.
  • I’ve never seen anyone do it better.
  • Keep on trying.
  • You outdid yourself today!
  • Good for you!
  • I think you’ve got it now.
  • That’s a good (boy/girl).
  • Good job, (person’s name).
  • You figured that out fast.
  • You remembered!
  • That’s really nice.
  • That kind of work makes me happy.
  • I think you’re doing the right thing
  • Look at you go!
  • “Way to go …little buddy!”
  • “Awesome…kiddo!”
  • “You’re just too much!”
  • I’m so blessed to have you in my life
  • You make me so proud to be your mom/dad
  • I don’t know what I’d do without you!
  • You are amazing
  • Let’s spend some time together.  What do you want to do?
  • Le’ts call Grandma and tell her what a fine job you did!
  • You’re a super star!
  • You make me smile
  • I’m impressed with how you handled that
  • You amaze me
  • You inspire me
  • I like the way you handled that
  • That is CRAZY good!
  • I’m so excited for you
  • I miss you but am glad you are having a good time
  • Cant wait for us to tell Dad/Mom
  • You are my sunshine!
  • You make me so happy!
  • Better luck next time
  • I’m here for you
  • I’m sorry thing didn’t go the way you had planned/hoped they would
  • Let’s bake some cookies/make supper/ do a chore together
  • Since you helped me, I will help you
  • Thank you for doing such a great job
  • I love you!
  • How about a big hug?
  • You give the best hugs!
  • You’re a good listener
  • Nice manners!
  • You’re beautiful/handsome
  • You can do it!
  • I believe in you
  • You are smart
  • You are talented
  • You are a great artist
  • I love how you sing/dance
  • Great choice!
  • You rock!
  • So cool!
  • Wow!  That’s great, Sweetheart!
  • I knew you could do it!
  • You are a good friend
  • I like the way you shared today
  • Let’s play a game together
  • I don’t know what I’d do without you!
  • You light up my life!
  • Let’s celebrate!
Or send them a note in their lunchbox/backpack/book they are reading/on their pillow.
some are from here and the rest I made up!
Hugs, FeeFee

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