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Parents can help their kids stay motivated to learn by providing encouragement on a daily basis. Say it in person, tuck a note in a lunch bag, post it on the

  1. You’re terrific!
  2. Good job!
  3. Excellent!
  4. Nice going!
  5. You’re becoming an expert at this!
  6. That’s a good point.
  7. That’s a great idea.
  8. You pick up these ideas so quickly!
  9. That’s quite an improvement!
  10. You can do it!
  11. I really appreciate your help.
  12. Outstanding!
  13. Sometimes you amaze me!
  14. What would I do without you?
  15. I know you’ll figure out the perfect solution.
  16. Keep up the good work.
  17. I’m so proud of you.
  18. Did you figure that out all by yourself?
  19. That’s right!
  20. You're getting really good at this!
  21. Tell me more.
  22. How did you figure that out?
  23. You’re so smart.
  24. You’re so patient.
  25. You’re so understanding.
  26. You’re so clever.
  27. You’re so considerate.
  28. You’re such a good friend to your friends.
  29. Wow!  Good for you!
  30. That was great!
  31. Wow! Great job!
  32. I can always count on you.
  33. What a brilliant idea!
  34. You’re so much fun to be with.
  35. I love doing things with you.
  36. I love you.
  37. You’re the greatest.
  38. You look nice.
  39. I knew you could do it.
  40. You’re super.
  41. I’m really impressed!
  42. I love the way you do that.
  43. That’s a terrific idea.
  44. What a clever idea
  45. I really like the way you did that.
  46. You’re a very special person.
  47. I learn a lot from you.
  48. That was terrific.
  49. You seem to have a natural talent for this.
  50. I’m so glad you’re my son/daughter.

    From 150 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed by Karin Ireland. For more information on motivating your children to learn, contact your local KUMON at