Parenting is no easy task. On top of having to take care of your children’s needs, health and education, you also have to teach them the basic morals, values and etiquettes as well that will make them wonderful human beings. However, in doing so, many parents tend to ignore the fact that children are innocent and more sensitive to everything around them. They easily get curious, excited and afraid. Therefore, it is necessary that you understand their feelings and emotions as well so that their self-esteem and confidence is not hurt, and they know that whatever you are doing is for their well-being.
While it becomes necessary to scold your child a bit or punish them sometimes, it is also really important to praise them and acknowledge their efforts and good behavior. The following are some of the things that every child wants to hear from his/her parents that will not only make them happy, but will also have positive effects on their personality:
I Love You
There is no doubt that every parent loves their children but many feel that they do not need to express it to their children, which is probably one of their biggest mistakes. When you tell your child that you love him/her, they feel secure and valuable; it gives them confidence and courage.
I’m Always Here
Parents think that it is a known fact that they will support their children in every situation but for children, this is something they need to hear from their parents often. You need to tell them that no matter what they do in their lives and wherever they go, you will always have their back. When your child knows that their parent(s) will always be there for them no matter what happens, they are not afraid of making decisions and mistakes and learning new things.
I’m Proud of You
When you tell your child that you are proud of them and that they are doing well in life, the pleasure and contentment your child feels is immeasurable. They listen to all your instructions, try to follow them and make every effort to please you. When they learn that you are proud of them, they get more motivated, encouraged and determined to perform better in life.
Some other things you should also tell your children regularly are:
- I’m sorry
- You can tell me anything
- You are beautiful
- You can do it
- I trust you