Many, many years ago, I read an article on encouraging your children and the power of positive words. At the end of the article was a list of cheers that could be said to your children to encourage them and build them up. I cut the cheers out and backed them with construction paper and taped them to the side of the refrigerator. I remember some days with all the activity and business of life, it was easy to forget to cheerleader. Having the list on the refrigerator was a visual reminder to cheer on! Even today, with three grown boys, it is a good thing to be their cheerleader and to speak positive words. Below is the list of the cheers. Maybe you would like to put these on your refrigerator as a reminder to use your words in a positive way. So how 'bout it..........can I hear a CHEER? :)
I'm glad you're my son/daughter
I like you!
That was really great!
I love the way you fixed your hair.
You played that song beautifully.
You are a great friend!
You'll make a wonderful wife/husband someday.
Thanks for cleaning your room.
You're so strong.
I trust you.
You are God's special gift to me.
You light up my day.
My favorite part of my day is picking you up from school.
I missed having you around today.
You're such a good helper.
I'm proud of you.
Way to go!
I knew you could do it!
God made a masterpiece when He made you.
You are such a treasure.
You are one of God's greatest gifts to me.
I'm behind you.
I'm praying for you!
That was so responsible.
You're a joy.
How did you get so smart?
That was so creative!
Hurray for you!