Always do your best! Let that value take the lead in your house. Introduce your child to the term “personal best.” Use it often. While it comes from the world of athletics, it can be applied to almost every aspect of school–reading, writing, singing, dancing, art, etc.
Teach your child with love to strive for daily excellence.
“Be the best (Name) you can be.”
What a great message! No one can be better than your child at being him or herself. Your child can come in second in almost anything, but not in this.