Last Updated on March 9, 2021.
It’s easy to get into a habit of just going through the motions when you send your family out into the world for the day. Sometimes you probably even feel a sigh of relief when they are out the door. Stop going through the motions and use this amazing opportunity to improve the positive connection with your kids! Your life-long relationships are built on these tiny little loving moments. So here are better ways to say “Have a Good Day”!
Bonus: Science tells us that one of the best ways to actually have a good day is to set the intention for the day up front. These positive send-offs will set your family on the right path to a positive day!
Quick & Easy
Here are super quick and easy ways to tell your loved ones to have a good day!
- Peace Out
- Don’t forget to flash a 2-finger peace sign.
- G’day mate!
- Bonus points if you say it in an australian accent.
- Take it easy.
- In your best “Eagles” voice.
- Take care!
- Use your chipper voice for this one.
- Happy Day!
- Feel free to sing this to the “Oh Happy Day” tune!
- Go get it!
- Say it with a little sass, like “Go get it girl!”
- Be Well.
- Short, sweet, and to the point!
- So long!
- I love hollering this one from a distance!
Send your loved ones off with a little bit of humor!
- No wild parties while I’m gone, mister/sister!
- This one’s great if you’re leaving your loved ones at home without you.
- Don’t miss me too much.
- My kids hate it when I use this one… but of course they miss me!
- Try to survive without me.
- My husband doesn’t appreciate this little jab. Of course they have always survived without me. 🙂
- Have an A+ Day!
- I love this one for kids who have a big test or project!
- Be Happy, It’s one day Closer to the weekend!
- Sometimes this sendoff can improve sour moods.
- I bid you a good day!
- Use your best medieval accent on this one.
- You’re going to rock the day!
- I like to channel my inner Jack Black when I tell my kids to rock it.
- Glad you got to see me!
- This one is sure to inspire an eye roll.
- Work your magic today!
- A fun saying if your kids are expecting a difficult day.
Express your love with these positive phrases before they venture out into the world.
- Enjoy your day, love!
- My kids enjoy when I refer to them as “love”. They sometimes even respond with amor (love in Spanish).
- Have a happy day.
- I think the word “happy” is a great substitute for “good”.
- Today is going to be a great day for you. I can feel it!
- Putting positive vibes into the universe is always a good thing.
- Promise me you’ll have a great time!
- Give your kids an excuse to let loose!
- Wish you a productive day!
- Remind your kids to make progress today.
- Have a lucky day!
- Sometimes you can make your own luck with a little positivity.
- Have yourself a good one!
- This one reminds me of my grandparents. It’s a popular, old saying!
- Have a blessed day.
- Another great substitute for “good” is “blessed”.
- Shine bright today!
- Your kids will feel good when you remind them that they are the light of your life.
- Have a delightful day!
- Using words that you don’t normally use, like “delightful”, will get your kids attention.
- Go live your best life!
- This will encourage your loved ones to find things that they really enjoy.
We love Disney in our house. Put a little Disney magic in the air with these Disney-Inspired phrases.
- Have the best day ever!
- From Rapunzel (Tangled)
- Venture outside your comfort zone today!
- From Rapunzel (Tangled)
- Don’t just fly today… soar!
- From Dumbo
- Make sure today has an element of fun!
- From Mary Poppins
- Today is a good day to try your best!
- From The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Control your destiny today!
- From Merida (Brave)
- Listen with your heart today.
- From Pocahontas
- You are braver than you believe!
- From Winnie the Pooh
- Remember, giving up is for rookies!
- From Hercules
- Adventure is out there!
- From Up
- Have courage, and be kind today!
- From Cinderella
- Remember, even miracles take time!
- From Cinderella
- Hakuna Matata
- From Lion King
Send off your kids in a different language! Learning these common phrases may even help your family if they ever decide to travel to foreign country!
- Hasta luego!
- See you later in Spanish
- See you later in Italian
- Asalam walekum
- Arabic for peace be upon you.
- Italian for greating for any occasion.
- Bonne journée
- Greeting in French
- Guten tag
- Greeting in German
- Bom dia!
- Greeting in Portuguese
- Good bye and Hello in Hawaiian
A hui hou
- Until we meet again in Hawaiian
Do you have a special way to say “Have a good day!” with your family? I’d love to hear any special sayings or traditions you have. Share them in the comments.