Ten Compliments for Kids

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Good words are worth so much and cost so little. 

Each and every day, kids are finding their way in the world. They are learning what is right, what is wrong, and all the shades in between!

In addition to their physical and emotional needs, kids need to feel loved and valued as they find their way and mature.

Complimenting kids on what they have control of helps them to understand who they are. These compliments empower them and motivate them, revealing their strengths.

In particular, kids benefit from compliments about their:

  1. Effort
  2. Kindness
  3. Attitude
  4. Honesty
  5. Sense of humour
  6. Persistence
  7. Courage
  8. Self control
  9. Creativity
  10. Existence

Most importantly, the best compliment you can give a kid is: I love you, no matter what.

Enjoy this video with examples of compliments that help kids to thrive: 


When giving a kid a compliment, look them in the eye and be sincere. Don’t overdo it, but you can connect deeply in that brief moment.

Your words today will be their inner voice tomorrow.

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