5 Fabulous Phrases Every Boy Needs to Hear


They come in all shapes and sizes.

Some are loud and messy; others and neat and deep-thinking.

Are you raising boys? Here are some wise tips and encouraging suggestions for how you can speak to your sons.

My boy stands well over six feet tall and eats us out of house and home.

He’s also incredibly kind, generous, smart, and hard-working.

And, although our boys are typically less emotional and less dramatic than our girls, they still need to hear positive and affirming words from us.

Boys need to be encouraged just as much (if not more) than our girls.

They may shrug off your attempts to hug them and affirm them, but deep inside they are listening!

~ So, what can you say to them?

~ What do they need to hear from us?

I’d like to share 5 Fabulous Phrases Every Boy Needs to Hear.

You can read these phrases over at “Missional Motherhood” today where I’m sharing a guest post.

Just click HERE and you’ll be directed over to read the rest of this post.


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8 thoughts on “5 Fabulous Phrases Every Boy Needs to Hear

  1. I followed the link, but it didn’t seem like I was able to post my comment over there. Kept getting a page not found error. So, here is my comment…. Great tips, Melanie! I do better at some of these than others. Thanks for the reminder to be more intentional about making sure my sons hear the RIGHT things from me! Blessings!

    1. Hey Liz,
      Sorry you had trouble with the link. Sometimes those gremlins get in the machinery and clog up the works!
      And, thanks for your kind words! It sounds like you are a great mom!
      Keep on encouraging those boys! Your words will make a huge difference in their lives!
      Hope you have a blessed day~

  2. I also had trouble with the comment section on Missional Motherhood, so I’m copying it here for you:

    Such good stuff here, Melanie. I’m taking these tips to heart as I parent and encourage my 10 year old. I love the image of “lifting his shoulders daily”. That is my goal!
    Marva | sunSPARKLEshine

    1. Sorry you had trouble over at Missional Motherhood. I’ll let them know that the comments section isn’t working well!
      And, thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a good word here!
      Keep on loving those babies and lifting their shoulders!
      You are a GREAT mom!

  3. I really enjoyed reading your post today. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters. My oldest boy is 19 and youngest boy is 10. How I wish I had learned these lessons when my oldest was a little boy!!! This post offers great advice for moms of boys! I just didn’t know, when I first had kids, how important affirmation is to our young men (really to every child). God has grown me so much over the years.

    1. Hey Renee,
      Thanks for stopping by to leave a good word today and for sharing your story.
      It’s never too late to affirm our young men and our old men!
      You go girl! That 19 year old will LOVE the good words!
      Sounds like you are a good mom – always learning and growing!
      Keep going strong~

  4. Hi, Melanie! Heading over to check out the rest of your post. Wanted to let you know you are going to be one of the Featured Posts this afternoon on #SocialButterflySunday! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

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