It is no secret that parenting is difficult. It requires more patience than you could ever imagine, and you don’t get any sick days. I have been a parent for all of five years now and am learning more and more every single day. I have been learning what type of tone, phrasing, and body language to which my son best responds. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me when he responds to a positive tone, kind words, and open arms. However, it isn’t always easy to give the positivity that children crave and deserve in difficult situations. These positive actions and words have such a strong impact on the child’s emotional, overall, and brain development. Below are 47 positive things that you can practice saying to your children all the time to support your child’s social and emotional development and help you get through some of the more difficult situations without losing control of the situation.