101 Encouraging Words and Phrases To Empower You and Your Child

1. You are one smart cookie
2. You break a hard job in smaller tasks- good thinking
3. Just being around you can brighten my day
4. Can I give you a hug for your effort
5. That was a great answer; it shows you know how to think problems through
6. You have a good heart. I really appreciate that/
7. That was thoughtful of you to share with your brother.
8. You are right. Thanks for explaining that to me. Now I see your point of view.
9. You have a wonderful imagination.
10. You have got it now. Proud of you for keeping on till you figured it out.
11. That is a great try. Nobody masters things on the first try. We all have to practice.
12. Wow, that is neat. I am impressed.
13. Honestly, I just think about you and I get a smile on my face.
14. I really like you. You have so many characteristics of a good friend.
15. That was very nice of you. You have a good heart. Thanks.
16. Exceptional!
17. What careful work. I can see that this project matters to you.
18. That is a great idea. Tell me how you thought of it.
19. Sometimes I am busy at work and I think of you and I just start smiling.
20. Wow. You are very artistic. Tell me what the colors mean to you.
21. Thank you for being honest. It is hard to tell the truth, but I promise I may get mad at what was done (or not done) but I will never punish you for telling us the truth.
22. I support you in your endeavors.
23. Just know that I am always in your corner cheering for you.
24. Keep trying; you are getting much better at this.
25. I’ve got faith in you. You have succeeded so many other times.
26. You are the greatest problem solver. You seem to see methods that others just miss.
27. I really admire the way you are concerned about other people’s feelings.
28. You are the kind of friend that everyone would like to have.
29. You are on the right track, just keep going.
30. I have been noticing how clever you are at solving problems, bet you can figure this out too.
31. You are very unique and original. There is no else in the world just like you.
32. You have got what it takes to succeed in your heart and your head.
33. What would I ever do without you?
34. That idea sounds great; let’s move forward with it.
35. I am proud of your good sportsmanship. Winning is not nearly as important as enjoying yourself playing the game.
36. Wow, once again I am amazed at the maturity and judgment you show.

37. You were very brave and I admire your courage.
38. You have such a great imagination. You think of things in a very innovative way.
39. You are a beautiful person inside and out.
40. You are kind. You are good and you are important.
41. Keep up the good work. You are really making progress.
42. I like to listen to your ideas; conversations with you always make me think.
43. Dynamite Thinking.
44. Hurray for you!
45. I have noticed how polite you are to older people. Thanks for being so considerate.
46. You are a super listener. I noticed how much it meant for your friend to feel like you were really paying attention to what he was sharing.
47. Thanks for doing your chores without being reminded. That shows how responsible you are becoming.
48. You’re helpful to the neighbors. I love to hear good reports about your behavior.
49. Thanks for caring and sharing.
50. You are fun to hang around with.
51. It’s easy to see how much you have improved. That must feel good to you.
52. I trust you to tell me the truth and I will promise to tell you the truth.
53. Hey, Buddy! Looking good.
54. Hey, Good Looking! You look sharp today.
55. Thanks for being you.
56. That is a great idea, I am glad you thought of that.
57. I bet you can figure out a system that will make this easier to do.
58. Your acting (singing, whistling, dancing, skipping, hopping etc.) is so enjoyable to watch.
59. That was a great game you played.
60. I really appreciate you staying late to finish up the project.
61. I have been trying to remember all the good things you do instead of criticizing what doesn’t get done. I am surprised at all you accomplish each day. Thanks.
62. I know that was hard for you to do, but I admire your courage.
63. You really have a good head on your shoulders.
64. Have I told you lately how proud of you I am?
65. Have I told you lately how much I love you?
66. You are very respectful. That means a lot to me.
67. You have a special talent at seeing the humor in a situation.
68. You have a special talent in helping others to see alternatives.
69. You do a good job of calming a situation down that might have been exploded.
70. You are very strong, both on the inside of your heart and in your body.
71. I am really proud of you. I always knew you could do it.
72. You are a “good finder” instead of a “nit picker” and I appreciate that.
73. People really appreciate your leadership abilities.
74. You have a unique learning style and can grasp ideas most people miss.
75. No matter where you go or what you do in life, always remember you are loved unconditionally.
76. I will always be grateful to have you in my life.
77. You are such a neat person. You are just like sunshine to my soul. Thanks for being you.
78. Thanks for being cooperative today when you knew I was busy.
79. Your intelligent ideas are really fascinating to listen to.
80. I respect your courage to be imperfect and show your vulnerability as well as your strength.
81. Thanks for exercising with me. You put a high value on being healthy.
82. Each Monday brings a new start to the future. Let’s go get ‘em.
83. I like nurturing you and taking care of you. It makes me so happy when we cuddle.
84. I am honored to be your parent
85. It is fun to see your growing independence.
86. You can trust yourself. You are intelligent and a problem solver.
87. I will be here to help you make responsible choices.
88. You have the talent to make your dreams come true.
89. You have some great ideas and thoughts. Thanks for using me for your sounding board. Do you want me to just listen or to give you kind feedback?
90. I love to smell your hair in the morning. It smells like “Here is a new day. Watch out world, here I come.”
91. It makes me so happy to see you taking smaller bites. Good manners are making sure the people around you are comfortable.
92. I am glad we decided to allow you to be completely responsible for the pet. In the beginning, I was worried but you have shown that you are responsible.
93. Learning new things is often hard. It has been a pleasure watching you jump right in and tackle geometry.
94. Hurrah for you for acknowledging your mistake. If we aren’t making any mistakes, we probably aren’t learning much.
95. You are becoming a life-long learner. Isn’t it fun to learn at least one new thing a day?
96. What are you going to dream about tonight?
97. Isn’t it amazing to see how much more alike than different we are with other people?
98. Perfection is not possible, but harmony is! We can get along if we respect and honor what other people need.
99. Thank you for telling me what you need to make you happy right now. That is not what I would have guessed.
100. Thank you for listening to me and for forgiving me when I jumped to conclusions. We all make mistakes and it is okay to apologize when we were wrong.
101. Thank you for being patient with me as I learn to be a loving adult and teacher.

Reframing Past Emotional Hurts (EXPERT)

We have all had emotional wounding in our lives.  Usually the negative beliefs about our capabilities, appearance or skills were given to us by someone in our early life experience.  The hurt or criticism was typically handed

Sad, depressed, abuse, abusive marriage, abusive family, hurtful situation, reframe hurts, change your belives,
We have all been hurt and sad before. The greatest excercise is to walk….walk away from hateful people. Can you re-frame a bad situation? See http// for assistance. You will be glad you did.

out by a caregiver, parent or teacher. They may even have had the best of intentions and really loved us, but did not know how to express that love in a positive manner.

Reframe Past Hurts

Reframing is a process of consciously choosing the thoughts you have about your memories and experiences.  You cannot make past events go away.  What happened to you is real and is a part of who you are.

However, you have the power to control your future and the ability to have another look at what happened. In the worst of experiences, there was some good.  You can choose to reflect on the life lesson learned in the experience and focus on that rather than the sad or traumatic emotional wounding that occurred.

It is as if you have been given a family portrait from your grandmother’s estate.  You value the picture, but the frame does not go with your style of decorating.  You simply re-frame the photo by putting a new frame around the old picture.  It now fits who and what you are today.

Virginia Dunstone M.S. in her book Why Do I Do What I do? suggests we ask ourselves these questions about past hurts;

  • Can I change what happened?
  • What is right about this picture?
  • What does the situation teach me?
  • Who would I be without this experience?
  • Who are the teachers in this memory?
  • What did they teach me?
  • How can I serve others with what I have experienced?

Past Hurts Can HealWhen we understand that what may have occurred in a vulnerable time in our belief forming years may no longer be relevant, if it ever was, it is easier to let the emotional wounding go. They may shape the adult we became.

Empowerment can come from overcoming emotional wounding and recognizing that we no longer need to carry that burden  of hurt from the past. We can choose to see these wounds through the lens of a victim or change the perception by choosing to look at them through a new and better frame.

Look for Mentor or Teacher To Build Confidence

As you go through this journey of life you will need a mentor, guide or teacher who can assist you in putting new frames around old emotional wounding and past hurts.  Please allow me to be that support system for you.

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Start Gathering Family Stories Today

Everyone has a story. Our stories define who we are as a person and what part we played in the stories of our tribe. Each of our stories has a life lesson that we learned and we can teach to others. If you want your children’s children to know your loved ones, it is up to you to gather those stories

Share Your Story

Do you wish you knew the reason your grandfather left Poland? Did you ever ask him? Perhaps he was embarrassed or sad about leaving his homeland and family members there. Maybe he thought by not talking about the past he would be free to move forward in his new life.
Or, maybe, no one sat down and showed enough empathy and interest to gather the story.

Keeping Up With Artichoke Press

Hello readers! 

We wanted to let you know about some exciting updates that we’ve been working on here at the office of Artichoke Press.

First and foremost, thanks for reading! We put a lot of hard work into the books and blog posts that we publish, and your feedback and enthusiasm makes it all worthwhile.

Second, we wanted to make sure our readers are aware of all the ways Artichoke Press can help inform your life every day, and not just with our books. Our writers publish about three blog posts on a few different websites every week, and by tuning in on social media, you won’t miss a single thing! You can follow us on FacebookPinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+

You can also follow our three main websites, one of which is Artichoke Press. The others are, the personal website for our publisher and author Judy Helm Wright, and Welcome Abundance, a website based on the principles of our book How To Make Fast Cash: Fun and Legal Ways to Earn More Money In a Weekend. This website is devoted to ways to help our readers earn and save extra money, while learning wise spending habits.

And last but not least, we have a new children’s book that will be coming out this spring! For more information and the latest updates, check our social media sites.

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Want To Be A Writer? Then Write

If you have always wanted to be a writer, then this is the perfect time in history for you.  With the current and upcoming technology, you can accomplish in hours what would have taken days before.

One thing to keep in mind is that today’s readers want condensed and to-the-point information.   They want to know how-to and where-to and what’s next.  The success of Amazon’s Kindle and other tablets and phones has made it possible to research and read almost anywhere on Earth, without touching a physical book.

Tips On Writing Fast & Editing Later

1. Don’t worry about literary style. Write your story as if you were sitting at the
kitchen table swapping tales. Be yourself.  People want conversational style more than ever.

2. Include lots of details. Remember what was going on in society, the family,
and the neighborhood as well as physically and emotionally with the people
involved in the story.

3. Remember the five senses. Sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and feel. Help the
reader relive the memory with you.  When you can paint a picture with words, you know that the reader is right there with you experiencing what you experienced.

4. Edit out 10%. You will be amazed at how much better it is when you take out
the extra words and phrases. Now edit out another 10%. Stephen King, famous author of many best sellers says that all his work is edited at least 9 times.

5. Let others read it for content, grammar and flow. Listen to their suggestions. If one or two people tell you the same thing it is an opinion, however if 3 or more tell you it is an observation that you should definitely consider.

6. Don’t allow others or yourself to criticize too much. You are your own worst
critic. It doesn’t have to be perfect or to please everyone. It just has to be
done. Many generations will be grateful you took the time, energy and risk to
record some small part of history.

7. Re-write or correct passages. Let it sit for a few days and then you may want
to tighten it some more.

8. Finish the thing! It will never be completely done, but bring it to a logical
conclusion, and be able to let it go and start on another project.

You are a writer -never forget it- just keep writing!

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