23 Inspirational Messages You can Send Your Child


Anyone who has worked in a high-stress environment knows that few things lift one’s spirits more than a surprise text from a loved one. Naturally, the same goes for our children. The life of a student can be difficult, having to juggle work, CCAs and social interaction. It can be very helpful and motivating to surprise your child with an unexpected text, sending advice and reassurance. Here’s a list of 23 meaningful and inspirational messages you can send to brighten your child’s day, at different times of the day.


At the start of the day

1) “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” – William Feather
2) “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese
3) “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell
4) “He who laughs most, learns best.” – John Cleese
5) “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

Send one of these messages at the start of the school day, to remind your child to take things in stride, to view each day as an opportunity to learn new things or gain new experiences. Starting the day with a positive mindset will help to set a positive mood for the rest of that day, which can enrich and enhance your child’s learning experience.


Before an examination or test

6) “You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland
7) “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
8) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
9) “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

These messages can be sent when you know your child is about to sit for a test. Exams and tests form the greatest enemy in a child’s schooling; many children dread impending examinations, and many children feel a great degree of pressure and unease during the examinations themselves. Sending them one of these messages might be just what they need to tackle the paper with a clear mind and an optimistic mindset, which might help them stay calm under pressure and therefore perform better.


After failing a test or an examination

Little boy with sad face

Don’t make his day worse.

10) “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam
11) “Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.” – Bill Ackman
12) “The only real failure in life is one not learned from.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
13) “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” -Flavia

There are few points in a student’s life more painfully saddening than walking away from a test knowing they did badly. If you know your child has a test, ask them how they did. If they did badly, one of the above messages, with their emphasis on the value of mistakes, might be able to cheer them up and help them move on.


In the middle of the day

14) “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” – William Godwin
15) “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
16) “Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.” – Robert Frost
17) “Education is freedom.” – Paulo Friere

Sometimes it can be difficult to slog through the school day. Lesson after lesson, with comparatively few breaks, can cause a severe strain on the mind. Sending your child one of these messages in the middle of the day might help encourage them and let them push through the rest of the schooling hours. Each of these messages emphasises the importance of education and learning, and help remind your child that they are doing something worthwhile in school.


Any time, any situation

18) “I say I am stronger than fear.” – Malala Yousafzai
19) “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
20) “Surround yourself with positive people and you’ll be a positive person.” – Kellie Pickler
21) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
22) “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Mary Angelou

These messages can be sent at any time of the day, in any situation. They mostly emphasise the importance of positivity and the necessity of determination. Send these throughout the day to remind your child that you’re thinking of them, to encourage them and motivate them to persevere.


With these inspirational messages and the ideas they carry, perhaps parents can help in making school life a bit more bearable and enjoyable for their children. It may be just a small gesture, but it will still help. After all,

23) “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

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