It’s no secret that self confidence is arguably one of the best life skills to have.
But as a parent I have found myself often at loss of ways to truly build up my children. Sure we give them praise and make sure to say I love you like constently .But I’ve been on the hunt for ways to really build them up .With no achievement or expectation attached.
So (after some Googling and Pinterest-ing) I came across positive affirmations. The first couple days it felt nice, but I wasn’t sure if I was making a huge difference. My 5 year old was very into it, but my 3 year old didn’t want to say them out loud. (So I just asked him to say them in his head when he felt like it)
However about the 3rd day in, my 3 year old came up to me randomly, gave me a hug and said “Mommy, you are loved.” It was so incredibly sweet. But it also showed me that the practice was really getting through. And a reminder that kids who are built up and loved on, know how to love others better. And at the risk of sounding dramatic, that makes the world a better place.
So here is my list of positive affirmations. This is just what we do. Sometimes we do them in the car, sometimes we have time to sit down and do them that way. Whatever works for you is perfectly fine. Also this list isn’t an exact science, it just happens to be what we do in the mornings. (This would also make for a wonderful bedtime routine.)
Positive Affirmations for Kids
I am loved.
I am safe.
I am special.
I am unique.
I am strong.
I am kind.
I am caring.
I am smart.
I am patient
I am important.
I am a great friend.
I am thoughtful.
I am loved.
Honestly this list could go on and on. I also start and end with I am loved because if anything else it’s a message I really want to drive home.
What little ways do you encourage your child throughout the day?