So, my Mom did not believe in telling your kids they were pretty, handsome etc... I had a "relative" that was constantly telling her daughter she was sooo pretty. My Mom thought that was appalling. Come to think about it, that girl did turn out totally into herself. But my Mom would compliment us. She would tell us an unattractive dress looked lovely on us. If I made a soggy cake, it was the best she ever ate. Or she would tell us we didn't need to lose any weight, when we did. The other day, our preacher said to build up your kids, but not by bragging about their attractiveness.
Sigh... I'm not going to brag on these guys' looks. Then again, I don't need to say anything, because the pictures do the talking for me. : ) I put a whole lot of Bible verses below about bragging. So, I guess you can decide if it's right or wrong when it comes to telling your kids how great looking they are. : - )
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
So that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?