When they need to know how much you love them:

• You make my day better
• You make my life better
• I love spending time with you
• Seeing you makes me happy

When they need to know you are ALL there:

• I am listening
• My time is yours
• How can I be a better parent to you?
• Nothing is more important than being with you right now

When they are stressed:

• How can I help?
• Take your Time. You don’t have to rush
• I think you are doing a tremendous job
• Keep going. You got this

When they experience failure:

• Be kind to yourself. You are doing the best you can
• Mistakes mean you are bravely learning and growing
• It may not be the outcome you hoped for, but I notices you effort and it was quite remarkable
• I believe in you

When they face a challenge:

• I am amazed at how much you are handling right now
• I am learning a lot from you by watching you do something so challenging
• This isn’t’ over, there still time to turn this around
• You are not alone

Written by Cindy Marvin

Cindy Marvin

Cindy Marvin is a parenting coach, educator, speaker and founder of Repairenting, LLC. Her mission is to help families reconnect and begin to enjoy their time with one another and Bring Harmony Home. Through her ability to deeply listen without judgment and create a safe environment, Cindy helps families create positive changes in their lives that have dramatic lasting effects for years to come.