Tell them you are proud.
She played one of her last soccer games of the season. And we raced home. But on our block, not far from home, I stopped her. I crouched down beside her, put my hands on her little six-year-old shoulders and I looked her in the eye. I am so proud of you, I said. Six words. Six important words. Words we need to remember to say. Words they need very much to hear.