10 Words to Use With Your Kids Every Day

 

 

  • Thank you – Acknowledges somebody’s effort
  • Tell me more – Show somebody that you are listening and that you would like to hear more on what’s on their mind.  This encourages conversation without judgment or giving immediate advice.
  • You can do it! – Expresses confidence.
  • How can I help? – Let someone know you are willing and available to help.
  • Let’s pitch in! – Cooperation skills!
  • Hugs. – Any show of affection – pat on the back – high 5’s – human connection.
  • Please.  – The “magic word” acknowledges that you are asking for a certain behavior that will help you and/or make you happy.
  • Good Job! – Encouraging self-respect – rewards effort.
  • It’s time to… – We need structure to our daily lives.
  • I love you. – Everyone needs love and affection and feeling of acceptance and belonging.  We can’t assume that someone’s knows this.