The Value of Inspiring Kids


  1. Shelley Alexander
    Shelley Alexander May 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm .

    Hi Cherrie, What a great list of ways to inspire kids. I don’t have my own kids but I will share this list with my nephew. I thinks it’s so important to instill positive values in kids so they can grow up believing in themselves and with the knowledge and strength to achieve greatness. Thanks for this info!

  2. Shelley Alexander
    Shelley Alexander May 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm .

    Hi Cherrie, What a great list of ways to inspire kids. I don’t have my own kids but I will share this list with my nephew. I thinks its so important to instill positive values in kids so they can grow up believing in themselves and with the knowledge and strength to achieve greatness. Thanks for this info!

  3. Sarupa Shah
    Sarupa Shah May 26, 2013 at 5:17 am .

    Love this post Cherrie, it is such a great reminder that we are here to experience the abundance of self and to start with that philosophy with children will help them beyond what we can imagine even!

  4. Donna Merrill
    Donna Merrill May 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm .

    What a great post Cherrie,
    It is so important to inspire your children. I didn’t get that when I was growing up. When my daughter was born, I did everything humanly possible to acknowledge and inspire her. Being on both sides of the fence, I can tell you that If you don’t, problems will arise in the future. But If you do teach and encourage them, they will grow with higher self esteem and feel loved.

  5. Marty Diamond
    Marty Diamond May 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm .

    The greatest gift a parent can give a child is the sense that they are loved unconditionally. Your list helps new parents (and grandparents) to focus on what’s important. Agree with Donna that it can make a huge difference in the life of your child. .

  6. Sarah Arrow
    Sarah Arrow May 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm .

    Lovely post Cherrie, I’m going through your books with my daughters. Inspiring our kids is really important.

  7. Holly
    Holly May 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm .

    Let them talk.. let them share what they experience. Being the center of attention, but learning to let others be the center too. It is so important to let them know how well they are doing! And the one thing I also do is make sure that if someone says something to them that really is hurtful or unnecessary that I encourage them not to take on that bad feeling that might happen for them, cause that person who said the unnecessary thing is the one who has the issue and it’s not the child being yelled at or whatever the circumstance may be. I use the line, “that’s not about you it’s about them”

  8. Chery Schmidt
    Chery Schmidt May 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm .

    Hi Cherrie I always love stopping by, your site, you always have such great advice.. Praise yes this is a big one and one that I feel more parents need to take note of.

    My grandson was fully potty trained in 2 weeks, and it did have a lot to do with praising him. Of course he does have an occasional accident but I just say no big deal it was an accident and we just clean up.. I am so proud of this little guy..

    Thanks for sharing Cherrie.. Chery 🙂

  9. arnaud@frenchschool
    arnaud@frenchschool May 28, 2013 at 4:02 am .

    Thank you Cherrie for this usefull article, I myself am the happy father of 2 Kids and I’ll try to give them that !! Keep going !

  10. Lynn Jones
    Lynn Jones May 31, 2013 at 6:23 pm .

    Cherrie, I like your pointers on how to inspire children. As a child I was not the recipient of this encouraging way of life. I find it does not come natural to inspire others. It takes a concentrated effort. I love my 4 grandsons and endeavor to instill in them their worth apart from their behavior. It sure is great that we are never too old to change our behavior. Everyone blossoms under encouragement!
    Bless you!

  11. Julieanne van Zyl
    Julieanne van Zyl May 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm .

    Hi Cherrie, I just got back from visiting my grand-children for a few days, and I’m soooo pleased at the way their mother is bringing them up with praise and encouragement. The eldest is 5 yrs old, when he was 3, he would try to do things and give up quickly, but with encouragement, he would try again. Now, he’s starting to read and can write his own name and many other words. I’m very proud of him!

  12. Gregory Bowen
    Gregory Bowen June 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm .

    Hello Cherrie, …I use a lot of your list with my adult truck driving students…..It is amazing to see words inspire and encourage someone….like no other feeling when you get to be the one that says the words that help someone ….especially when it helps them to achieve a goal they have made for themselves…….My students laugh sometimes , because I tell them often , “You can do this…and I’m going to help!”……I never want them to feel alone or abandoned……..and they need to feel like we as instructors are their biggest fans….I learned these things by raising our own kids and , being a student of many different things myself……all those same things you listed in your post my mentors in life used on me…………..Thanks Cherrie ….Smokey

  13. David Merrill 101
    David Merrill 101 June 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm .

    Self-esteem is one of the key determining factors in a person’s development and eventual success. I is conditioned almost entirely on his/her upbringing.

    As adults, we have the responsibility and opportunity to inspire kids to understand the immensity of their potential. And we can inspire them to always respond to life’s circumstances by using their abilities and talents fully.

  14. Nick Catricala
    Nick Catricala June 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm .

    Hey Cherrie, you made me want to become a kid again and hoping to get a caregiver who would use all your great ways to get inspired 🙂

    Your simple and direct ways that you have listed are so true… I have 4 grandchildrens and I used many of them, but reading your article here, inspired me to use them all and invent some more because I know they are so essential to their learning and their future.

    Thanks so much for sharing such a great message for all to do better in life.
    All the best.

  15. Yorinda
    Yorinda June 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm .

    Hi Cherrie,
    I hope lots of parents and caregivers and teachers get this message!

    One thing I learned recently is that from the age of 7 to 9 kids are in an explorative stage of development. This means that they want to try out things but may not stick with them.
    So wouldn’t it be nice if a parent could stay patient and encouraging through this phase by applying what you teach!

    Thank you for sharing this!

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