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66 Positive Things to Say to Your Kids

This Parenting Hack Will Improve Your Kid's Mental Health

66 Positive Things to Say to Your Kids
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While it may seem like a small gesture, encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your little ones. Studies show that daily positive affirmations can provide health benefits like reduced stress levels, improved emotional regulation, and bolstered self-confidence. Plus, parenting with positivity will pay dividends for years to come. Kids are like sponges, and you never know which phrase they'll latch on to and remember for years after you say it, becoming something they repeat to themselves to help get them through tough times — or maybe becoming something they pass on to friends, wanting to spread the joy.

Our words, actions, and attitude have ripple effects, which is a lesson worth demonstrating to our children. If you're not sure how to get started with positive affirmations, we've rounded up some of our favorite phrases. Here are 66 positive and encouraging things to say to your child on a daily basis, to make sure they know you're always in their corner.

Additional reporting by Melanie Whyte

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