300 Positive Words to Describe Your Children

300 Positive Words to Describe Your Child - NPN

Many of the characteristics that are undervalued in children are the very characteristics valued in adults. The next time you find yourself thinking about your children, try to think of their characteristics in a positive light.

A positive attitude can make difference between conflict or connection.

Here are 300 words to get you started:

      • determined
      • encouraging
      • assured
      • credible
      • loving
      • delightful
      • intellectual
      • articulate
      • delightful
      • self-assured
      • assertive
      • fair
      • incredible
      • clever
      • daring
      • remarkable
      • unparalleled
      • resplendent
      • calm
      • intuitive
      • contemplative
      • supportive
      • astounding
      • benevolent
      • effervescent
      • venturous
      • deserving
      • mesmerizing
      • ingenious
      • respectful
      • bold
      • persistent
      • congenial
      • majestic
      • extraordinary
      • self-reliant
      • insightful
      • approachable
      • inspiring
      • humorous
      • energetic
      • powerful
      • handsome
      • articulate
      • compassionate
      • amiable
      • versatile
      • easy-going
      • diligent
      • dedicated
      • proactive
      • considerate
      • efficient
      • quirky
      • detailed
      • discreet
      • optimistic
      • uncompromising
      • fearless
      • courageous
      • resolute
      • cautious
      • dazzling
      • spunky
      • direct
      • exuberant
      • devoted
      • inquisitive
      • strong
      • methodical
      • steadfast
      • elated
      • alert
      • spirited
      • patient
      • tough
      • hard-working
      • open-minded
      • motivated
      • introspective
      • enthusiastic
      • opinionated
      • fascinating
      • joyous
      • fabulous
      • charming
      • industrious
      • magnetic
      • decorous
      • entertaining
      • captivating
      • independent
      • objective
      • tenacious
      • unbiased
      • rhetorical
      • reserved
      • bright
      • excited
      • intelligent
      • comfortable
      • talkative
      • unique
      • observant
      • talented
      • sensitive
      • aware
      • unconventional
      • tolerant
      • willing
      • knowledgeable
      • outspoken
      • adept
      • logical
      • confident
      • endearing
      • adventurous
      • sentimental
      • debonair
      • persuasive
      • steady
      • understanding
      • enterprising
      • courteous
      • analytical
      • warm
      • idealistic
      • eager
      • honest
      • proud
      • brilliant
      • amusing
      • caring
      • productive
      • curious
      • engaging
      • sympathetic
      • dependable
      • generous
      • reflective
      • modest
      • gutsy
      • instinctive
      • sensible
      • diplomatic
      • constructive
      • committed
      • responsible
      • enduring
      • protective
      • shrewd
      • trustworthy
      • thoughtful
      • dynamic
      • honorable
      • stimulating
      • secure
      • receptive
      • lovable
      • friendly
      • cheerful
      • enchanting
      • upbeat
      • frank
      • wise
      • electrifying
      • beautiful
      • selective
      • plucky
      • jovial
      • sincere
      • lively
      • loyal
      • kind
      • gentle
      • passionate
      • hilarious
      • patient
      • breathtaking
      • amazing
      • adorable
      • meticulous
      • zestful
      • impartial
      • forgiving
      • outgoing
      • creative
      • artistic
      • earnest
      • happy
      • alluring
      • unasssuming
      • consistent
      • particular
      • quick
      • vigorous
      • fiery
      • talented
      • leader
      • perceptive
      • free spirited
      • practical
      • fantastic
      • successful
      • witty
      • ambitious
      • brave
      • helpful
      • focused
      • chatty
      • authentic
      • succinct
      • reverent
      • boundless
      • fast
      • calm
      • unwavering
      • inventive
      • entreprenurial
      • selective
      • fashionable
      • balanced
      • skillful
      • spontaneous
      • active
      • charismatic
      • incredible
      • devoted
      • genuine
      • candid
      • attentive
      • serious
      • admirable
      • positive
      • endless
      • eloquent
      • vibrant
      • communicative
      • sociable
      • harmonious
      • affectionate
      • interesting
      • courageous
      • radical
      • vivacious
      • capable
      • reciprocating
      • flexible
      • gracious
      • original
      • wonderful
      • careful
      • valuable
      • philosophical
      • resourceful
      • coherent
      • powerful
      • imaginative
      • fierce
      • believable
      • polite
      • sensational
      • jocular
      • quintessential
      • terrific
      • natural
      • romantic
      • trustful
      • young
      • motivating
      • adaptable
      • conscientious
      • alluring
      • convivial
      • decisive
      • accomplished
      • gregarious
      • pioneering
      • straight forward
      • incomparable
      • poetic
      • stunning
      • detailed
      • fervent
      • nurturing
      • distinguished
      • awesome
      • mirthful
      • wondrous
      • worthy
      • magical
      • reliable
      • gifted
      • prodigious
      • animated
      • phenomenal
      • intense
      • compelling
      • enigmatic
      • loved

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Mandy O'Brien is an unschooling mom of five. She's an avid reader and self-proclaimed research fanatic. An active advocate of human rights, Mandy works to provide community programs through volunteer work. She is a co-author of the book Homemade Cleaners, where simple living and green cleaning meet science. She shares a glimpse into her life at Living Peacefully with Children, where she writes about various natural parenting subjects and is working to help parents identify with and normalize attachment parenting through Attachment Parents Get Real.

19 Responses to 300 Positive Words to Describe Your Children

  1. Amy  

    Yay, Mandy! Thank you for this comprehensive list of so many positive characteristics our children certainly do express! :)

  2. Ariadne

    What a lovely list Mandy! thank you :)

  3. Momma Jorje  

    Love the list! Articulate is there twice, but I’m really appreciating Sasha’s growth as she becomes more articulate. 😉

    Zestful! I like that one!

  4. Neva

    Thank you for this wonderful list!!!!

  5. tina mtshayisa  

    admirable
    alluring
    angelic
    charming
    classy
    cute
    dazzling
    delightful
    exquisite
    fascinating
    foxy*
    slender
    gorgeous
    marvelous
    pleasing
    pretty
    pulchritudinous
    resplendent
    shapely
    sightly
    splendid
    statuesque
    sublime
    superb
    well-formed
    determined
    encouraging
    assured
    credible
    loving
    delightful
    intellectual
    articulate
    delightful
    self-assured
    assertive
    incredible
    daring
    unparalleled
    resplendent
    calm
    intuitive
    contemplative
    supportive
    astounding
    benevolent
    effervescent
    venturous
    deserving
    respectful
    persistent
    congenial
    majestic
    extraordinary
    self-reliant
    insightful
    approachable
    inspiring
    humorous
    energetic
    compassionate
    amiable
    versatile
    diligent
    dedicated
    considerate
    efficient
    quirky
    discreet
    optimistic
    uncompromising
    fearless
    courageous
    resolute
    cautious
    spunky
    inquisitive
    strong
    methodical
    steadfast
    elated
    alert
    spirited
    tough
    hard-working
    motivated
    introspective
    enthusiastic
    opinionated
    fascinating
    joyous
    fabulous
    charming
    industrious
    decorous
    entertaining
    captivating
    independent
    tenacious
    unbiased
    rhetorical
    intelligent
    talkative
    unique
    observant
    sensitive
    aware
    unconventional
    tolerant
    willing
    knowledgeable
    outspoken
    adept
    logical
    confident
    endearing
    adventurous
    sentimental
    debonair
    persuasive
    steady
    understanding
    enterprising
    courteous
    analytical
    idealistic
    honest
    proud
    brilliant
    amusing
    caring
    productive
    curious
    sympathetic
    dependable
    generous
    reflective
    modest
    instinctive
    sensible
    diplomatic
    constructive
    committed
    responsible
    enduring
    protective
    shrewd
    trustworthy
    thoughtful
    dynamic
    honorable
    stimulating
    secure
    receptive
    lovable
    friendly
    cheerful
    enchanting
    frank
    wise
    electrifying
    beautiful
    selective
    plucky
    jovial
    sincere
    lively
    loyal
    kind
    gentle
    passionate
    hilarious
    patient
    breathtaking
    amazing
    adorable
    meticulous
    impartial
    forgiving
    creative
    alluring
    consistent
    particular
    quick
    vigorous
    fiery
    talented
    perceptive
    free spirited
    practical
    fantastic
    successful
    witty
    ambitious
    helpful
    focused
    chatty
    authentic
    succinct
    reverent
    boundless
    calm
    unwavering
    inventive
    entreprenurial
    selective
    fashionable
    skillful
    spontaneous
    active
    charismatic
    incredible
    attentive
    admirable
    eloquent
    vibrant
    communicative
    sociable
    harmonious
    affectionate
    interesting
    courageous
    radical
    vivacious
    capable
    reciprocating
    gracious
    original
    wonderful
    careful
    valuable
    philosophical
    resourceful
    powerful
    imaginative
    fierce
    polite
    sensational
    jocular
    Stubborn
    quintessential
    terrific
    natural
    romantic
    trustful
    young
    motivating
    conscientious
    alluring
    convivial
    decisive
    accomplished
    gregarious
    pioneering
    straight forward
    incomparable
    stunning
    fervent
    nurturing
    distinguished
    awesome
    mirthful
    wondrous
    worthy
    magical
    reliable
    gifted
    prodigious
    phenomenal
    intense
    compelling
    enigmatic
    loved

  6. Bethany

    why is this list needed .-.

    • Mandy

      Media, and society as a whole, often view and describe children in a negative light. Attributes which are lauded for adults are viewed negatively in children. It is sometimes easy for parents to fall into a trap of thinking of our children in negative aspects rather than in more positive ways. The list is just a reminder of the many positive ways we can think of our children.

    • Vandana

      Simply awesome !!!

  7. Joseph

    Agree with Behtany

  8. mani

    love this list…thnku so much

  9. Ace Miel

    Love this post, thanks a lot.

  10. vipin

    Commendable

  11. Lauren

    Would love to have these grouped either alphabetically or thematically into one PRINTABLE document to share with my co-teachers and parents! I am a toddler teacher in Berkeley, California, who is always looking for hot new descriptors I can use to spice up journal entries about individual children.

  12. Adam

    @Lauren:
    accomplished
    active
    adaptable
    adept
    admirable
    adorable
    adventurous
    affectionate
    alert
    alluring
    amazing
    ambitious
    amiable
    amusing
    analytical
    animated
    approachable
    articulate
    artistic
    assertive
    assured
    astounding
    attentive
    authentic
    aware
    awesome
    balanced
    beautiful
    believable
    benevolent
    bold
    boundless
    brave
    breathtaking
    bright
    brilliant
    calm
    candid
    capable
    captivating
    careful
    caring
    cautious
    charismatic
    charming
    chatty
    cheerful
    clever
    coherent
    comfortable
    committed
    communicative
    compassionate
    compelling
    confident
    congenial
    conscientious
    considerate
    consistent
    constructive
    contemplative
    convivial
    courageous
    courteous
    creative
    credible
    curious
    daring
    dazzling
    debonair
    decisive
    decorous
    dedicated
    delightful
    dependable
    deserving
    detailed
    determined
    devoted
    diligent
    diplomatic
    direct
    discreet
    distinguished
    dynamic
    eager
    earnest
    easy-going
    effervescent
    efficient
    elated
    electrifying
    eloquent
    enchanting
    encouraging
    endearing
    endless
    enduring
    energetic
    engaging
    enigmatic
    enterprising
    entertaining
    enthusiastic
    entreprenurial
    excited
    extraordinary
    exuberant
    fabulous
    fair
    fantastic
    fascinating
    fashionable
    fast
    fearless
    fervent
    fierce
    fiery
    flexible
    focused
    forgiving
    frank
    free spirited
    friendly
    generous
    gentle
    genuine
    gifted
    gracious
    gregarious
    gutsy
    handsome
    happy
    hard-working
    harmonious
    helpful
    hilarious
    honest
    honorable
    humorous
    idealistic
    imaginative
    impartial
    incomparable
    incredible
    independent
    industrious
    ingenious
    inquisitive
    insightful
    inspiring
    instinctive
    intellectual
    intelligent
    intense
    interesting
    introspective
    intuitive
    inventive
    jocular
    jovial
    joyous
    kind
    knowledgeable
    leader
    lively
    logical
    lovable
    loved
    loving
    loyal
    magical
    magnetic
    majestic
    mesmerizing
    methodical
    meticulous
    mirthful
    modest
    motivated
    motivating
    natural
    nurturing
    objective
    observant
    open-minded
    opinionated
    optimistic
    original
    outgoing
    outspoken
    particular
    passionate
    patient
    perceptive
    persistent
    persuasive
    phenomenal
    philosophical
    pioneering
    plucky
    poetic
    polite
    positive
    powerful
    practical
    proactive
    prodigious
    productive
    protective
    proud
    quick
    quintessential
    quirky
    radical
    receptive
    reciprocating
    reflective
    reliable
    remarkable
    reserved
    resolute
    resourceful
    respectful
    resplendent
    responsible
    reverent
    rhetorical
    romantic
    secure
    selective
    self-assured
    self-reliant
    sensational
    sensible
    sensitive
    sentimental
    serious
    shrewd
    sincere
    skillful
    sociable
    spirited
    spontaneous
    spunky
    steadfast
    steady
    stimulating
    straight forward
    strong
    stunning
    successful
    succinct
    supportive
    sympathetic
    talented
    talkative
    tenacious
    terrific
    thoughtful
    tolerant
    tough
    trustful
    trustworthy
    unasssuming
    unbiased
    uncompromising
    unconventional
    understanding
    unique
    unparalleled
    unwavering
    upbeat
    valuable
    venturous
    versatile
    vibrant
    vigorous
    vivacious
    warm
    willing
    wise
    witty
    wonderful
    wondrous
    worthy
    young
    zestful

  13. Derry

    Love it, Thank you ! I send cards to my niece and nephew and I like to write a note about how great I think they are. This list is perfect for that.

  14. Carliah (or just Carly!)

    This list helped me out, but why isn’t it in alphabetical order?

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