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50 Positive Things to Say to Your Grandchild

by grammiestewart
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I have a tender spot in my heart for a scene in the movie,  The Help. It is where the maid and nanny Aibileen repeatedly says to the little 4 year old girl, who was ignored by her own mother, “You is smart, you is kind, you is important.” Okay, so the grammar was a little off, but Aibileen’s intentions were spot on. She knew how important positive messages were for this little mistreated child to hear.




Grandmas are important people in the lives of their grandchildren, and their words can have great power. The way we talk to children become their inner voices. Words of encouragement that I heard from my parents and grandparents have stayed with me.


Here is a list of 50 positive things to say to children that you can say that can make a difference in how your grandchild sees themselves:

50 Positive Things to Say to Children For Grandmas

  1. I think about you when we are apart.
  2. I trust you. I know you can handle it.
  3. You make me smile.
  4. I believe in you.
  5. It’s fun to do things with you.
  6. I love seeing the world your way.
  7. I am curious what you think.
  8. Your opinions matter.
  9. Your ideas are worthwhile.
  10. No matter what you do, I will always love you.
  11. When you make a mistake, you are still wonderful.
  12. You make a difference in my life.
  13. My world is better with you in it.
  14. You are a good friend.
  15. That is a very responsible thing you did.
  16. I’m excited to see what you do.
  17. I enjoy your company.
  18. Thank you for contributing to our family
  19. You can be very thoughtful and kind.
  20. Your ideas are interesting.
  21. It’s fun to do things with you.
  22. I’m grateful for you.
  23. Seeing you happy makes me happy.
  24. You can say yes. You can say no.
  25. I see you learning every day.
  26. We can try your way.
  27. You make me proud.
  28. We all make mistakes.
  29. I love how you said that.
  30. You are good at that!
  31. That took a lot of patience.
  32. That was a good choice.
  33. I’m so glad you are here.
  34. That was really brave.
  35. I learn new things from you every day.
  36. That is a good question.
  37. I love to hear your stories.
  38. Great job! Thank you for doing that.
  39. Thank you for doing that before I even asked.
  40. You never gave up, even when it was hard.
  41. Tell me more.
  42. I know that was a new thing for you, great effort.
  43. What do you think?
  44. Your sense of humor brings me joy.
  45. Seeing your face makes me happy.
  46. I’m listening.
  47. You make my heart full.
  48. You can change your mind.
  49. I’m sure you can handle it.
  50. I love being your grandma!



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heartWhat do you say to your grandkids that will stay with them the rest of their lives? Leave a comment below and share it with us!


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