Kelly Bartlett, writer

Encouraging Words for Kids gives parents over 150 examples of phrases to say that inspire a child's confidence and self-motivation. Encouragement is about drawing forth a child's own drive to work hard and do what's right without being told; this book shows you how to get there. It is a guide that parents can turn to again and again whenever they need a dose of inspiration in creating positive communication with their kids.

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"If you've heard that praise isn't the best way to develop your child's inner compass but you're not sure what to say instead, Kelly Bartlett has written the book for you. Best of all, the book has a number of actual phrase lists that you can keep handy to help you express your encouragement, appreciation, and support for your child. A positive, encouraging, and practical book for parents!" ~Dr. Laura Markham, founder of Aha! Parenting

"With lots of practical examples and stories, Encouraging Words for Kids is extremely helpful in understanding how to encourage kids to develop confidence, motivation and self-discipline. Highly recommended!"
~Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions

"This is the guide that every parent needs. Kelly Bartlett helps parents know not just what to do, but what to say. Kelly makes unconditional acceptance easy. She understands the importance of trusting children to find their way capably and responsibly and gives practical guidance to parents to help this process along with love and compassion. She teaches parents how to teach their children to love and respect themselves—to grow emotional intelligence." ~Bonnie Harris, author of When Kids Push Your Buttons and Confident Parents,
Remarkable Kids

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