You are Smart, You are Beautiful, You are Important and We Love You!
This mantra as seen above is something my wife started and got me on to saying to our daughter Alice at least once a day. Just to be clear the idea originated from the book “The Help by Kathryn Stockett”. Alice is only 5 and a half months as I write this but as I think about it more it makes complete sense to start as early as possible. Why? Why start telling someone that they are important or beautiful or smart? Shouldnt they know this already or should they even care? The sad fact is that most people dismiss this as a given in a childs life and therefore shouldn’t have to be said.