We all have those important people in our lives whose achievements make us happy and proud to be a part of their lives. But there are other ways to say I’m proud of you that are more sincere and can bring a brighter smile to their face.
Whether it is a friend you’re saying “I’m proud of you” to or a partner, the other ways to say it mean practically the same thing and sometimes even more.
Got your doubts about these other ways to say it? Okay, come along while we discuss 20 other ways to say I’m proud of you that are even better than the actual phrase!
5 other ways to say I’m proud of you from a parent to a kid (under 10)
Maybe you haven’t noticed, but you don’t talk to a kid the same way you talk to someone your age, especially when it’s your own child.
When your kid under 10 does something that makes you feel proud, it is undeniably one of the best feelings in the world.
Here are 5 other ways to say I’m proud of you to your superstar:
01“Being your mom/dad is the best job I have!”
This is a good one to use when you’re a working mom/dad that always seems to be busy.
It is especially good because kids can easily feel like you pay more attention to your job than to him/her. This sets the record straight and makes the moment even more special.
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02“How did you manage to [insert task/accomplishment]? You’re so smart for a [insert kid’s age].”
Use this when your kid accomplishes something that many kids accomplish later in life.
It doesn’t have to be anything super like being a prodigy at playing the piano or at math. It can be as simple as tying his/her shoelace on his/her own, or using a “big word” in a sentence correctly.
This will make your kid feel on top of the world.
03“I know it mustn’t have been easy, but you managed to do a great job. Good going kiddo!”
This is a good one to use when your child does something that requires maturity or great skill, such as being the “bigger person” in a situation or acing something he/she had struggled with in the past.
It is good to use because you acknowledged the difficulty and his/her ability to overcome it.
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04“Look at how much you’ve progressed! That must have taken a lot of work.”
It is good to use this when your child has taken even the smallest step towards being better at something.
It helps him/her recognize the progress and motivates him/her to continue improving.
05“You may not feel like it, but you did a pretty awesome job. What did you do differently this time?”
This is a good way to pick your kid up when he/she fails at something. This helps to develop problem-solving skills and makes room for development.
5 alternative ways to say “I’m proud of you” from parent to child (teen to adult)
With teens and adults, saying “I’m proud of you” is a bit different. They are much more aware and can see through false motivation easily.
Here are 5 other ways to say “I’m proud of you” to older children:
06“It’s been an honor to watch you grow up.”
This can be used for both a teen and an adult. It is a general way to say you are proud of the decisions he/she has made and that he/she is on the right track.
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07“I had no idea you could do that! When did this happen?”
This is good when you discover a hidden talent your child has, like being a great speaker, or creating beautiful art. It shows that you are impressed by the action.
08“You’ve become such a wonderful member of society. I could learn a lot from you.”
This is something you can use if you weren’t around a lot while your kid was growing up.
It will make him/her feel great that he/she accomplished so much on his/her own.