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Praise Builds Self-Esteem - 101 Ways to Praise Kids​


* That's Incredible * How Extraordinary! * Outstanding Performance * Far Out! * Great! * Marvelous * I Can't Get Over It! * Wonderful! * You Should Be Proud! * Amazing Effort! * Unbelievable Work * Phenomenal! * You've Got It * Superb! * You're Special * Cool * Excellent! * Your Project is First Rate! * Way to Go! * You've Outdone Yourself * Thumbs Up * What a Great Listener * Your Help Counts * You Came Through! * Terrific * You Tried Hard * Fabulous! * The Time You Put In Really Shows! * You Made it Happen * You're A Real Trooper * It Couldn't Be Better! * Bravo! * You're Unique * Exceptional * You're A Great Example for Others! * Fantastic Work! * Breathtaking! * Keep Up The Good Work * Awesome! * I Knew You Had It In You! * You've Made Progress * Your Work is Out of Sight * What An Imagination! * It's Everything I Hoped For * Stupendous * You're Sensational * Very Good * You Made the Difference! * Good for You * A+ Work * Take a Bow * Super Job! * How Thoughtful of You * Nice Going * Class Act * Well Done * You're Inspiring * How Artistic * You Go the Extra Mile * Hooray for You * You're a Joy * You're A Shining Star * You're Amazing * What a Great Idea * Great Answer * Extra Special Work * You Deserve a Hug * You're Getting Better * You're Tops * You're Catching On * You're Neat * You've Got What It Takes * Spectacular Work * You're A Winner! * You're #1 * Remarkable! * Beautiful * Great Discovery * Clever * You're So Kind * Wow! * Magnificent! * You're Sharp * You're Very Responsible * Brilliant! * Thanks for Helping * Thanks for Caring * You're A-Ok * You've Earned My Respect * You're A Pleasure to Know * You're Very Talented * How Original * What A Genius! * Very Brave* Congratulations! * You're a Champ * You Figured It Out * You're Super! Right On! You're the Greatest * You Make Me Smile

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 54 Ideas for Sharing Time Together

1.  Drive places together (it's great talking time)                                                                      28. Watch and talk about movies together

2.  Cook meals together                                                                                                            29. Care for other family members

3.  Go to movies together                                                                                                         30. Visit coffee shops

4.  Go camping together                                                                                                           31. Ride bikes together

5.  Go to a park together                                                                                                          32. Pray together

6.  Go fishing together                                                                                                              33. Go to family reunions together

7.  Explore nature together                                                                                                       34. Go grocery shopping together

8.  Go to the mall for a favorite treat                                                                                        35. Go to the farmer's market

9.  Create new recipes together                                                                                                36. Take cooking classes

10. Go to a new restaurant                                                                                                        37. Create photo stories about family history 

11. Take walks together                                                                                                            38. Bake treats

12. Explore art exhibits and museums                                                                                      39. Exercise together

13. Complete chores together (fold clothes; wash/dry dishes)                                                 40. Go swimming

14. Just hang out talking                                                                                                           41. Go on a picnic

15. Play sports together                                                                                                            42. Teach each other something new

16. Take a trip together                                                                                                             43. Invite a neighbor to share a meal

17. Do family service projects                                                                                                   44. Enjoy time outside

18. Play games together                                                                                                           45. Play card games

19. Spend time with extended family                                                                                       46. Play board games 

20. Do a home improvement project together                                                                        47. Walk to the creek through the woods 

21. Tell each other stories                                                                                                        48. Sing together

22. Go through family photo albums together                                                                        49. Watch sports together

23. Play music                                                                                                                           50. Visit grandparents

24. Grow a garden together                                                                                                     51. Attend community events

25. Read to each other                                                                                                             52. Read together

26. Go to mass/church/synagogue/temple together                                                               53. Do puzzles together

27. Give each child one-on-one time before bed                                                                    54. Color together

 

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