Ways To Praise Children
Children’s Hospital’s Department of Psychology offers the following suggestions for praising children to help build and develop high self-esteem.
I like the way you shared your bicycle.
You’re doing a good job of waiting in line.
You’re walking nicely.
You did a fine job of making your bed.
I’m happy you did what I asked you to do.
That is an excellent answer.
You’re being very careful with that glass of milk.
I like what you said - that’s well thought out.
You have been such a helpful worker.
That’s good planning for having a pet.
You are a careful thinker - think before you speak.
It looks like you’re putting some thought and time into this.
You remembered all the rules. I’m proud of you.
Thank you for listening to my question.
It’s nice to see you helping each other.
I’m happy that you listened to me.
I like the way you are working.
I like the way you tried. Let me show you an easier way.
You did a fine job handling your anger toward that frustrating work.
Thank you for doing more of the clean-up of your room than you had to.
You really did a fine job playing with your brother.
It’s a pleasure to work with you.
I like it when you look at me while I’m talking to you.
I like such pleasant conversations with you.
That’s good table manners to wipe your mouth with your napkin.
I knew you could do that well.
You have your thinking cap on today.
That was a grown-up thing to do.
You are 100 percent correct.
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