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20 Positive Things To Say To Encourage Your Child

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You Must Be So Proud!
My first instinct when my daughter does something well is to tell her, "I'm so proud of you!" But then I realize I don't want to raise a child with a sense of entitlement and saying you're proud of them, while great every once in awhile, puts the judgment outside of them. The truth is, we want to raise kids who are internally empowered, meaning they want to achieve something for themselves, not for the approval of their parents or others.