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10 Alternative Phrases to Compliment Your Child's Intelligence

Do you always find yourself saying “You’re so smart” to your kid? Well, here are 10 other phrases you can use for positive encouragement towards your kid – this way, your child can also learn more new words!

  1. You have such a positive attitude.
  2. That was a very responsible thing you did.
  3. You did not give up even though it was hard.
  4. I can tell you studied very hard!
  5. You are not afraid of a challenge, I like that!
  6. What a creative solution to that problem!
  7. I love that you are always prepared for class.
  8. You thought of that all by yourself? Wow!
  9. You work very well with your classmates.
  10. I appreciate how helpful you are.

Using a bigger variety of phrases lets your children learn that they have more than just one quality – being smart. Also, when they discover that there are various situations where they can be praised for a good job, they will not feel like they failed to accomplish something if they are not called “smart”. Start using a different phrase suitable to compliment them for something that they achieve today!

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