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Try these Positive Affirmations

A child’s mental well-being holds equal significance to their physical health. If you aim to nurture a joyful child, consider introducing them to positive affirmations—brief, uplifting statements or phrases that individuals repeat to themselves.

Positive affirmations play a crucial role in a child’s development, enhancing their resilience and overall life experience. Uttering affirmations like ‘I am brave, I am kind’ can mould and fortify a child’s inner voice, a companion throughout their lifetime.

  1. I am a hard worker.
  2. I can do hard things.
  3. I can do whatever I set my mind to.
  4. I can think of great ideas.
  5. I can get through anything.

Children are perpetual learners, often emulating behaviours observed in their parents. Encouraging positive affirmations becomes normalized when demonstrated by parents, influencing children to adopt similar practices.

Motivational affirmations empower children to confront challenges. Acknowledging that difficulties may arise but encouraging them to seek help and attempt tasks independently fosters motivation, shifting their mindset from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can try.’ Utilizing the term “yet” is potent, transforming “I can’t do that” into “I can’t do that, yet,” instilling a growth mindset.

Affirmations focused on love and appreciation enable children to connect with positive emotions. Building neural pathways for love, appreciation, and gratitude is a valuable gift parents can provide through the teaching and application of these affirmations.

  1. I deserve to be loved.
  2. I have people who love and respect me.
  3. I am grateful for who I am.
  4. I am worthy of love.
  5. I choose love over fear.

Morning affirmations set a positive tone for the day, akin to established routines. By instilling these phrases, children can anticipate a great day ahead, reinforcing a sense of gratitude, health, and accomplishment.

  1. Today will be great.
  2. Today, I will try my best.
  3. My best is enough.
  4. I feel healthy and strong today.
  5. I am thankful for _____.

Addressing anxiety through affirmations is effective. Encouraging a child to repeat affirmations like ‘It’s OK if I make mistakes’ or ‘I am safe’ helps counteract anxious thoughts, offering a tool to reset their mood.

  1. It’s OK if I make mistakes.
  2. I am safe.
  3. I am capable.
  4. I get better every single day.
  5. I’m able to beat this.

Boosting self-confidence is vital, and affirmations play a role in this process. By repeating statements like ‘I am smart,’ ‘I am important,’ or ‘I matter,’ children are reminded of their inherent worth and uniqueness, combating moments of self-doubt.

  1. I am smart.
  2. I am caring.
  3. I am courageous.
  4. I am important.
  5. I matter.

In essence, integrating positive affirmations into a child’s daily life contributes significantly to their mental and emotional well-being, fostering resilience, optimism, and a strong sense of self.

Source: Parents.com

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