What Your Child Needs to Hear from You

Being a mama is hard. And well, let’s face it, we’re not perfect. In the heat of the moment we may say things we don’t mean, we lose our patience and in turn we also probably lose our temper.

‘Momming’ isn’t easy.

I’ve recently read about the power of affirmation with children. Even as an adult, it means something to hear these phrases.

Imagine what that means for a child.

To be so young, trying so hard to do well and ‘keep up’ with the world when there is still so much to learn. As mamas, we are their guides. It is up to us to build them up. To teach them their value. To let them know that it’s okay to feel emotions and it’s okay to make mistakes, too.

Too often we try too hard to make our children ‘perfect’, when in reality none of us are. After all, life is full of mistakes. Mistakes are what provide us with valuable life lessons.

As mamas, we must teach them that everything will always be okay and that we will always be there to support them. These little babies are our future. Make sure they fill the world with positivity.

In the heat of the moment when your child is having his or her 16th meltdown of the day and you’ve cleaned up messes more times than you can count, it may be hard to remember to say these things. However, I do promise you that the more you focus on making sure your little one hears these phrases during the good times, the easier it will be to resort to them when frustration kicks in.

We’ve got this mama’s.

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32 Phrases Your Child Needs to Hear From You

  1. I love you.
  2. I’m listening.
  3. Thank you.
  4. I am here for you/I will always be here for you.
  5. I believe in you.
  6. I’m proud of you.
  7. I appreciate who you are.
  8. I love your dreams.
  9. You have what it takes.
  10. I’m sorry.
  11. I forgive you.
  12. This is your responsibility.
  13. Show me what you can do.
  14. I’d like to know what you think.
  15. I know I can trust you with ___.
  16. You are safe.
  17. You will be taken care of.
  18. You are seen/loved/valued for who you are.
  19. You are wanted.
  20. Your presence matters.
  21. Your needs are not a problem.
  22. Just be yourself.
  23. You are enough
  24. You are strong.
  25. You are worthy.
  26. Forgive yourself.
  27. You can do tough things.
  28. You don’t have to do it alone.
  29. How can I help?
  30. I am grateful for you.
  31. It’s okay to be sad/mad/angry.
  32. I value you.

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