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By Lauren Katulka
We all know that saying the wrong thing can make a child feel hurt, angry, or confused. However, it’s just as important to say the right things. These 20 sentences will help your child feel valued and aid her development, so they’re worth saying often.
How did you do?
Nancy S. Buck, PhD., a developmental psychologist and the creator of Peaceful Parenting Inc., says this open-ended question encourages self-reflection. “Too often parents spend much of their time telling children how they did … ‘I can see you worked really hard,’ or ‘You didn’t mean to hurt your little brother, did you?’” she says.