Self-confidence can be challenging for many people. Positive affirmations are crucial when building confidence and self-worth. For kids, it can be a powerful tool to teach confidence at a young age because they will learn to respect themselves early enough that it will build a strong foundation for life!
If a child is confident in how they feel about themselves, they will be able to stand up for what they believe in as they get older and have to deal with things like bullies, self-doubt, or anything else that may hurt their self-esteem as they grow and develop.
Being a kid is hard. Other kids and adults will come and go in their lives, and even though our wish as moms is that all interactions will be good, they won’t always be.
Positive affirmations remind them daily of their self-worth, so although we can’t control how others approach our little ones, we can help them have the confidence to handle it and come out more decisive due to each interaction.
So what are positive affirmations, and how can you start using them? Read on to find out more!
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are powerful statements that provide positive self-talk to help people of all ages develop and keep positive self-worth. Words are significant in both positive and negative situations.
Words leave a mark on the person who is focusing on them. When we tell ourselves positive things, they will start to have meaning. This is the same for our children. This is why speaking daily affirmations is so crucial. Positive affirmations help build and maintain your child’s behavior, mood, and outlook.
Keeping positive affirmations a part of daily life for our children will help them become strong emotionally as they go through childhood difficulties. This practice is just as important as their academics because, with a positive attitude and mindset, they can accomplish any challenge they come up against.
How Should You Use Positive Affirmations?
Affirmations are very powerful. They’re a great tool to help boost confidence and courage in your child. Here are some great way to implement affirmations into your daily routine.
Be sure to say affirmations with your child every day.
You may wonder when you can fit this into your already busy schedule. Adding positive affirmations into your morning routine is a great way to start your child’s day on a positive note and it doesn’t take long!
You will not always “have” to do this daily with your child because it will become a part of their daily routine, but doing this as a family can be a great way to model self-positivity. If your child sees you doing it and sees how it helps, they will be more excited to accept it as they learn.
If the morning routine doesn’t work, you can also do it as a family before bed, and as your child learns to do it more independently, they can start their day with it on their own over time. Thinking positively before your child goes to sleep helps because your child’s body and mind develop as they sleep. Falling asleep on a positive note is always beneficial for your child’s mental health and can be helpful to you as well.
Use a list to start, so you can go through and say each positive affirmation with your child and say each one out loud. Over time, you and your child can remember your favorites, and you may not need the list anymore.
You can also start to build your family favorites list, and over time, you can all add your favorites to the list as a family activity. Doing this as a family creates a positive bond and models why it is such an essential part of daily life.
Positive self-talk can be challenging at first, but it does get easier as it becomes a part of the family routine. It is also crucial to say these affirmations daily because when your child needs them the most, they will be freshly stored in their minds and come to them automatically to help them get through any difficult situation.
75 Positive Affirmations For Kids To Say Daily:
- “ I am enough.”
- “I am the best person I can be.”
- “I am the leader of my destiny.”
- “It is ok to make mistakes.”
- “Challenges help me become a stronger person.”
- “I will learn from my mistakes.”
- “I am confident in my abilities.”
- “I am proud of who I am.”
- “I can do anything I put my mind to.”
- “Everything is ok.”
- “I can do this.”
- “I am ready to approach everything with a positive mindset.”
- “I am going to achieve my dreams.”
- “I am strong.”
- “I am worthy.”
- “I am confident.”
- “I am brilliant.”
- “I am my compass.”
- “I deserve to be loved and happy.”
- “I forgive myself for not understanding everything.”
- “I can learn to do anything.”
- “My weaknesses do not define me.”
- “I am safe.”
- “I am special.”
- “I am a leader.”
- “My body is beautiful.”
- “I will always give myself and others a chance for a fresh start.”
- “My family loves me.”
- “My friends love me.”
- “I can control how I feel.”
- “I can ask for help when I need it.”
- “I have unique ideas.”
- “I love myself.”
- “I am beautiful.”
- “I will stay calm even when life is crazy.”
- “I am grateful for those who love and care about me.”
- “Mistakes make me smarter because I learn from them.”
- “I will spread love and kindness to others.”
- “I am supported.”
- “I can control how I feel even when I can’t control how others act around me.”
- “I know how to distinguish right from wrong.”
- “I would want me as a friend.”
- “I can listen and be empathetic to others.”
- “I can express how I feel in any situation.”
- “It is ok to be sad sometimes.”
- “It is ok to ask for a hug when I need it.”
- “I will lift others spirits.”
- “I get smarter every day.”
- “I get stronger every day.”
- “I can make a difference in the world.”
- “I am patient.”
- “I feel appreciated.”
- “I am creative.”
- “I am important.”
- “I am proud of who I am.”
- “I can be helpful to others and myself.”
- “I am determined to achieve my goals.”
- “I am committed to being the best version of myself.”
- “I am committed to achieve my goals.”
- “I am an honest person.”
- “I shine in my daily life.”
- “I value my ideas and contributions.”
- “Others value my thoughts and contributions.”
- “I am brave enough to get through any challenge.”
- “My life is a gift.”
- “My family is grateful for me, and I am for them.”
- “I am ready for today’s challenges.”
- “I am lucky to experience all life gives me.”
- “I can learn new things.”
- “I can create and execute new ideas.”
- “I am loved and safe in my life.”
- “I can focus and learn new material.”
- “I am unique.”
- “Today, I will learn more than I knew yesterday.”
- “I have great ideas.”
Say Positive Affirmations To Your Child
It helps to keep positivity by affirming how you feel about your child. Remind them regularly that they are loved, supported, and cared for. They are intelligent, beautiful, and everything you could want in a child. We all have busy schedules, but our children’s mental health is a vital part of their development, and they deserve to know how spectacular they are in your eyes and in the eyes of all those who love them.
You can say things such as:
- “I am here for you.”
- “I support you.”
- “I love you.”
- “You can come to me with anything.”
- “You are protected.”
- “You are safe.”
- “You are changing the world by living in it.”
- “I am so lucky to have you.”
- “I accept you for who you are.”
- “You should always be confident in yourself.”
- ”I will always be here for you.”
- “You can be anything you want to be.”
- “You can be anyone you want to be with.”
- “You are smart.”
- “You are supposed to be whatever you want to be.”
- “You are creative.”
- “Believe in yourself.”
- “Your family loves you.”
- “You are a great friend.”
- “You will be successful in anything you put your mind to.”
- “I’ll always be here cheering you on.”
- “There is nothing you could do that would change my love for you?”
- “I’m so proud to be your mom.”
- “For as long as I am living, you will be my baby.”
- “I need you as much as you need me.”
- “No matter what I do, I do it for you.”
Positive Affirmations For Kids
Positive affirmations can help children build and keep their motivation and focus. Instead of focusing on negativity, children need something to help them clear their minds so they can build confidence and self-worth. Daily reminders to support their mental health and self-esteem are a great way to teach self-talk and positivity. You can help your child train themselves to focus on the good in their life rather than the bad. It is a process that can bring the whole family together and help the mood around the house!
Start helping your child feel calm, determined, and confident in who they are and what they believe in. Their options are endless when they believe in themselves, so why not start today? Make a list that will be tailored to your family, and you can each pick your favorites! Start today and see how it starts helping your little ones see how important they are and how much they are loved!
This article originally appeared on Hello Sensible.
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Victoria Cornell helps women adopt a positive mindset even when the struggles of motherhood feel overwhelming. On her site Motherhood Life Balance, she writes about ways to reduce stress with mindset, manifesting, goal planning, productivity and more.