100 Ways to Praise a Child

Ruben Padilla writes:

In our Learning is M.A.G.I.C. academic program, we’re amazed at how many times we encounter a child who has gone an entire day without being acknowledged by an adult. For some reason, the teacher may neglect to address them directly. After school, once the child is at home, they can easily get lost in the shuffle of daily activities, especially when there are other brothers and sisters also vying for attention. No child should experience this.

Below are one hundred examples of something that you can say or do that will show a child (yours or not) that they’re valuable, relevant, unique, and loved.

Don’t let a day pass without expressing one of these praises. And remember – they’re also great for adults too!

You’re Magical * You Made a Great Plan * You Acted Without Fear * You’re Growing As A Person * You’re Imagining Without Limits * You’re Committed To Excellence * Way to Go * Super * You’re Special * Outstanding * Excellent * Great * Well Done * Remarkable * I Knew You Could Do it * I’m Proud of You * Fantastic * Nice Work * Looking Good * You’re On Top Of It * Beautiful * Now You’re Flying * You’re Catching On * Now You’ve Got It * You’re Incredible * Bravo * You’re Fantastic * Hurray For You * You’re On Target * You’re On Your Way * How Nice * How Smart * Good Job * That’s Incredible * You’re Unique * Nothing Can Stop You Now * Good For You * I Like You * You’re A Winner * Amazing Job * Beautiful Work * You’re Spectacular * You’re Darling * You’re Precious * Great Discovery * You’ve Discovered The Secret * You Figured It Out * Fantastic Job * Hip, Hip, Hooray * Bingo * Magnificent * Marvelous * Terrific * You’re Important * Phenomenal * You’re Sensational * Super Work * Creative Job * Super Job * Excellent Job * Exceptional Performance * You’re A Real Trooper * You Are Responsible * You’re Exciting * You Learned It Right * What An Imagination * What A Good Listener * You’re Fun * You’re Growing Up * You Tried Hard * You Care * Beautiful Sharing * Outstanding Performance * You’re A Good Friend * I Trust You * You’re Important * You Mean A Lot To Me * You Make Me Happy * You Belong * You’ve Got A Friend * You Make Me Laugh * You Brighten My Day * I Respect You * You Mean The World To Me * That’s Correct * You’re A Joy * You’re A Treasure * You’re Wonderful * You’re Perfect * Awesome * A+ Job * You’re A-OK * My Buddy * You Make My Day * That’s The Best * A Big Hug * A Big Kiss * I Love You * Give Them A Big Smile

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One Response to “100 Ways to Praise a Child”

  1. John Giblin says:

    Well said, Ruben. You and Mr. Melendez are doing important work. You are to be congratulated for your commitment to children everywhere.


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