10 Things Our Kids Need to Hear Every Week (no matter what their age)

10.  There’s nobody in the world exactly like you.

9.   I can’t get over how awesome it is to have you as my kid.

8.   You make a difference.  You can always make a difference.

7.   You’re valuable – not because of what you do, but simply because you’re you.

6.   What you think matters to me – whether I agree or not.

5.   Nobody’s perfect – give yourself some grace. It’s OK to make mistakes.

4.   Spending a day with you is an awesome day for me.

3.   Don’t let other people’s opinion of you define you.

2.   I believe in you.

1.   You can’t make me not love you – no matter what.  Ever.

baby with headphones

Senior Consultant at FranklinCovey; Speaker, Author of 5 books - including "People Can't Drive You Crazy If You Don't Give Them the Keys," "I Wish He Had Come With Instructions," and "Dealing With the Elephant in the Room." (See Book page)

  • Phyllis McCall Jew

    Good reminder for us parents. I try to let my children know how I feel but I am sure I could do better. I will use some of these. Thanks Mike

    • Yeah – wouldn’t it be nice if someone said these things to us as well?

      • Phyllis McCall Jew

        Yes it would.

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  • Jenni Key

    the photo alone says it all, but your list of “10 things” makes it sing!

    • Thanks, Jenni – Comments from you are always encouraging!