80 Compliments That Won’t Make Your Grandkids Cringe (All Ages!)

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When you want to show someone you love them, saying kind things and giving them nice compliments is a great way to show them you care and are proud. Do you want to convey these feelings to your grandchild(ren)? If so, try paying them one or all of these compliments, which are divided by age, and (hopefully) won’t embarrass them too much:

Compliments for Younger Children (Ages 3 to 8)

Grandma and little girl
  1. You have such a vibrant imagination!
  2. You’re so kind and caring to others.
  3. Wow, you’re really good at sharing with your friends.
  4. You’re so creative with your artwork.
  5. I love the way you express yourself.
  6. You have a great sense of humor and always make people smile.
  7. You’re a fantastic listener.
  8. You’re so brave for trying new things.
  9. Your curiosity is inspiring.
  10. I’m impressed with your problem-solving skills.
  11. You have a unique and wonderful perspective on things.
  12. You care for others, and it really shows.
  13. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
  14. You’re doing an amazing job at learning and growing.
  15. You have a very kind heart.
  16. You never give up – more people could learn a thing or two from you.
  17. You’re a great team player.
  18. Your energy is so positive and uplifting.
  19. You’re very respectful to others.
  20. You have a fantastic memory – I wish mine was more like that.

Compliments for Older Children (Ages 9 to 12)

Grandmother and grandson
Flickr/Rachel Gardner
  1. You’ve got a really cool way of seeing the world.
  2. Your determination is seriously impressive – keep it up!
  3. I love how respectful and thoughtful you are to others.
  4. You’ve got organization and focus down to a science!
  5. You’re so responsible, and I am so proud of you.
  6. Your kindness makes a real difference in others’ lives.
  7. The dedication you have to your passions is inspiring.
  8. Your problem-solving skills are like your superpower!
  9. You’re always open to learning something new, and that’s amazing.
  10. Your creativity inspires me and else everyone around you.
  11. You have a unique gift for communicating your thoughts and ideas.
  12. Your positive attitude can change the world.
  13. Your hard work and perseverance deserve a high-five!
  14. You’ve got a heart of gold.
  15. You have the best sense of humor.
  16. I am so impressed by the way you adapt and learn from new experiences.
  17. I appreciate how you stand up for what you believe in – you are so courageous!
  18. Your commitment to personal growth is inspiring. 
  19. Your passion for your goals is like a force of nature.
  20. Your unique perspective makes conversations so much more interesting!

Compliments for Teenagers (13 to 17)

Teenager with grandmother
Flickr/Daniel Milner
  1. You have a really cool perspective on the world.
  2. I am so impressed by your drive and determination.
  3. I love how you treat others with respect and understanding.
  4. You’re nailing the whole focus and organization thing!
  5. It’s great to see you taking responsibility – we need more people like you.
  6. You have a genuine kindness and empathy that people truly appreciate.
  7. Your passion for your interests is inspiring!
  8. Your problem-solving skills are beyond your years.
  9. Your openness to learning new things is something I really admire.
  10. Your creativity is like a spark that lights up everything you do.
  11. You’ve got a real gift for expressing your thoughts and ideas.
  12. Your positive vibes and optimism can lift anyone’s spirits.
  13. Keep up the hard work and perseverance – you’re doing great!
  14. Your caring nature and genuine concern for others is truly heartwarming.
  15. Your humor brings smiles and laughter to everyone around you.
  16. The way you adapt and learn from new experiences is super impressive.
  17. I love how you stand up for what you believe in.
  18. Your dedication to self-improvement is motivating – keep pushing forward!
  19. Your passion for your goals is infectious.
  20. Your unique perspective adds so much flavor and depth to conversations!

Compliments for Adults

Grandma with the kids
  1. Your kindness and generosity make a real difference in the lives of those around you.
  2. I truly admire your unwavering commitment to your goals and dreams.
  3. You have an incredible ability to bring out the best in people.
  4. The wisdom and insight you share always leave a lasting impression.
  5. You are a true example of strength and resilience in the face of adversity.
  6. Your genuine empathy for others is both admirable and inspiring.
  7. Your positive energy is contagious and helps uplift everyone around you.
  8. Your creativity and innovation constantly amaze me!
  9. I appreciate your integrity and honesty.
  10. Your exceptional communication skills make it easy to connect with you.
  11. You have a remarkable talent for remaining calm and composed under pressure.
  12. The way you balance your personal and professional life is truly impressive.
  13. Your ability to find joy and laughter in everyday moments is a gift.
  14. You have a knack for listening and understanding others with such depth and sincerity.
  15. I am grateful for your unwavering support and encouragement in challenging times.
  16. Your sense of humor always brings a smile to my face and brightens my day.
  17. Your open-mindedness and willingness to learn from others is admirable.
  18. You consistently take responsibility for your actions and lead by example.
  19. I appreciate your ability to stay humble and grounded, despite your many accomplishments.
  20. The passion and dedication you bring to your work inspire those around you to strive for excellence.

I don’t know about you, but these compliments would put a smile on my face and build my confidence! I hope it does the same for your grandkids. If you can think of any others, please let me know! 

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