If there are only three words you ever say to a child, I would recommend “You Got This”
A positive comment, which goes a long way in a child’s life. Anything you say or do becomes a habit and a natural response. That goes equally with a negative response. So when Nicholas was growing up I always minded my words. And what really stuck with me was a very simple phrase “You got this!”
So what do you think will happen if you say to your child instead of “You got this” to “You better pass” “You better get an A” “You better make a goal in soccer” “You better win the game.” Use your words wisely and keep them positive. Because as much as it’s easy to do, it’s also easy not to do. Words have amazing power with not only children but with teens and adults too. Children are amazing and they will use your words, your influence and your example to form their own persona.
I hadn’t realized until that day how much influence I had on my child. By being empathetic, positive, patient and keeping a consistent message I had created a pathway for Nicholas.