During this holiday season, it’s appropriate to note that a parent’s love is the foundation of a child’s self-esteem.
And though you might feel it’s already understood, sometimes it’s important to say it out loud.
A child simply can’t hear those words too often, but they are especially important before a child leaves for school and before bed at night.
There are infinite variations on ways to say you care. Here are some common forms the message can take:
“You’re important to me.”
“You brighten my day.”
“You mean the world to me.”
“That’s really great.”
“What a good job you did.”
A big hug counts, too. In fact, sometimes it’s a good idea to think up new ways to say and show you care.
If a child has a strong sense of self-worth, that’s more than half the battle for facing anything that can arise.
That strength is important both inside and outside the classroom.