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The Most Powerful Things You Can Say To Your Kids

6. "You Can Do It"
Sometimes, all a child needs to persevere is a vote of confidence from a caring adult. We all have self-doubt, and kids are no different. When children are given the space to try and the encouragement to persist (whether it's tying their shoe, completing a puzzle, or climbing a ladder), they experience a pride in self that they'd have missed out on if we'd done it for them.