Words mean EVERYTHING. Especially to a kid. Especially FROM their parent.
When I was about 7, I was an at amusement park with my family. My Daddy asked me to ride a roller coaster with him. I was too scared. Had never done that before. He really tried to convince me, but my inner chicken was winning. Then he said – “Come on, you’re brave.” I couldn’t believe it. He thought I was brave, so I must be, right?!
I did ride it. It was terrifying. But I didn’t care. My Daddy thought I was brave. That’s what I remember. I wanted to be brave for him.
Words are EVERYTHING to a kid.
I don’t know who created this list, but I’m grateful for it! Save it. Share it. And SAY some of these things to a kid who needs it 😉