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12 Things I Wish I Made Time 
To Tell My Son More Often

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    We all know that encouraging our toddlers and children is one of the most important things to do for their development. Reaffirming and acknowledging their accomplishments and achievements is where their self-confidence comes from! And raising self-confident, well-loved toddler and child is an important part of being a parent, if not the most important part. 

    Too often, with all the hustle and bustle, I forget to slow down and take a moment to say so many important things to my toddler. I have so many amazing things I want to tell him! I want him to know that I think the world of him! 

    But too often because I know he doesn’t quite understand anything I say aside from, “Thank you,” yet, so I end up saying nothing. I don’t tell him all the wonderful things I think of him! I’m terrible at expressing myself and my feelings. It’s one of my biggest pitfalls as a person. I do it with everyone. I end up just shutting down and not saying anything for fear of not saying it right, or saying too much or making people uncomfortable, not to mention my own discomfort with being so open and honest. It’s something I struggle with and work on often. 

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    But I don’t want to be that way with my son. I don’t want to be closed off or lacking in any way with him. I don’t want him to think that I don’t love him or think he’s an incredible little being. And someday, I want him to know without a doubt that I think the absolute world of him. I want him to be confident that he is an amazing individual, capable of amazing, wonderful things. And one of the only places he will get that sort of confidence and self-love from will be from me and the rest of his immediate family and caretakers.

    So I’ve made a promise to myself and to my son to tell him all the wonderful things I think of him. These are just a few of the things I am making an effort to tell my son more often. 

Thank You for Your Help

My son is a huge helper, and I really love to encourage and reward these great traits he has. I don’t thank him nearly as much as I should. 

I’m So Proud of You

I am so unbelievably proud of my son. He is amazing and I don’t just say that because he’s mine. I always want him to know that I am absolutely honored to call him my son.  

I Love You

You can never tell your little one you love them enough! It’s so simple and yet it never gets said enough. I want my son to know that I love him, even if I’m mad at him. No matter what happens. 

I Missed You

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As a full-time working mom, my son spends an entire 9+ hours at daycare. At the end of a long day, I miss him incredibly. I never do a great job at letting him know that, and I think it’s so important that he knows that I do miss him, all day. 

I Can’t Wait To See You

Our mornings together are so short and so rushed. I’m usually just trying to get out of daycare drop-off without a meltdown, but I hate that feeling. I want to start letting my son know that I am looking forward to seeing him later at the end of our days.  

I Hope You Have a Great Day

I want my son to know that even though we can’t be together all day that I am still thinking of him and hoping he is doing well. I want to get into the habit of letting him know that I am always wishing good things for him, even if I can’t be the one to make his day great all day. 

You’re Doing Great

My son tries so hard, but he gets frustrated easily. Once he’s frustrated, he gets upset and has a meltdown or throws a tantrum because he can’t do it on his own. I want to do a better job at encouraging him and letting him know he’s succeeding. 

You Did a Great Job

Congratulating even the smallest victories is so important! Sometimes I forget to reward or acknowledge these little things and I want my son to know that success, no matter how small is still success, and that’s what matters. 

You’re So Smart

My son is incredibly smart. He knows how to count to ten and is learning new things every day. Not only do I want him to take pride in learning but I want him to know that I see how incredible he is. 

You Make Mommy Happy

My son is the absolute light of my life, my ultimate pride and joy. I think it’s important that he knows that without a doubt. He makes me so incredibly happy, and I want to make sure I tell him that more often.  

You’re Considerate, Loving & Kind

My son is incredibly loving and it’s so beautiful. I never want him to lose that as he gets older. He is also terribly kind and considerate. He will ask how your day was and how you are and it’s just so incredibly loving. I want him to know that I see that side of him and that I love it. 

I’m Sorry…

My son and I are both head-strong, stubborn, strong-willed and will fight to death on everything. And too often, after we get over something or work our way through it, I forget to let him know that I am sorry for my part. I want him to be able to realize and admit when he is wrong, and in order for him to learn that, I need to admit I’m wrong, too. I want to make it a priority to make up with him and apologize for whatever my mistake or wrong-doing may have been. 

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What are some things you’d like to tell your little ones? Do you make it a priority to tell them these things daily? What would you add to this list?
As always, thank you so much for reading and following along with my stories and blogging journey. Keep on loving those little ones like only you know how, and this week, be sure to encourage them and let them know how much you love them. 

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  • rapdoubleohbaby

    I try to tell my daughter every morning she is beautiful and smart. As well as use please and thank you quite often. Your post is amazing and a great reminder I must do this every single day! Thank you for this!

  • Tresa | The Mom Blog WI

    Aweeee, yes! That's great. I was laying there with my son last night and I told him I loved him and that I had such a great evening with him. He didn't really understand, but the meaning of the words doesn't matter. It's the soft, gentle, loving tones they are spoken in and it made such a difference at bedtime.
    Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  • Tresa | The Mom Blog WI

    Hi Lynn!

    Awe thank you so much! I really appreciate you saying so. Ugh, being a Mom is so hard. I'm so bad about the sorry part. It's hard for me to admit that I am wrong but I know I need to, especially if I want my son to see me self-reflecting and for him to realize that it's okay to admit when we are wrong!

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