The power of a compliment

A compliment does not cost you anything, yet how valuable and uplifting it is to receive someone's kind words. Last week was National Compliment Day, and it was a great reminder of how much your words matter. In our busy lives, it’s so easy to get caught up and forget to make time to complement those around you, let alone yourself. 

I have found some easy ways to add these into our day-to-day routine. 

While walking to school, we each say three things we like about the other person, and then, three things we like about ourselves. I feel like it gives her a boost of confidence as she walks into the doors at school. I think it’s so important to fill our kids’ cups with love and positivity!! 

We also incorporated compliments into our homemade Valentine’s Day cards this year. I sketched out 5 fill-in-the-blank prompts, made photocopies and had Poppy decorate them and fill them in about her friends. It was a nice way for me to get to know her friends at school. Covid has been a disruptor in parents participating at school and getting to know your kids’ classmates. 

Lastly, a great way to share compliments is in the car. Between playing “I spy”, we have added sharing and giving affirmations to each other. 

No matter how and when you find the time and place to share a little positivity, I challenge you to make it a daily occurrence and know this tiny action has a huge impact on our littles’ self esteem!