We’ve been focusing a lot on the positive lately in our home, which includes positive affirmations for our kids.
Using positive parenting strategies has been something I’ve been really passionate about since I started my family. Positive affirmations fit so nicely into creating that positive home atmosphere for your kids!
What is a positive affirmation?
These are positive things we say to them or get them into the habit of telling themselves regularly.
Daily positive affirmations are healthy habits your kids can learn to guide them to daily positivity and a growth of self-esteem and confidence.
I recently read about a study from Carnagie Melon that showed that self affirmation helps people deal with high stress situations and actually eliminates stress.
Since there is a fair share of stress and anxiety in my family history I figure it can’t hurt to make self affirmation a priority for our kids starting at an early age. We are actually making daily affirmations one of our family goals.
In teaching your kids positive affirmations you are helping them grow their self love and Worth.
This helps them to love And respect themselves daily as well as others.
When should I use positive affirmation?
You should Get your child into the habit of using positive affirmations on a regular basis.
Try to make them a habit or routine in your home. Saying positive affirmations daily or every time you do something challenging.
Teach your children to use positive affirmations whenever they are feeling negative, sad, or have a bad mindset.
What are the benefits of positive affirmations for kids?
There are many studies that show the benefit of positive affirmations for kids. For instance, the study I mentioned above discusses the benefits of positive affirmations for dealing with high stress situations.
The Journal of School Psychology found in their study that disadvantaged students had a higher likelihood to have a positive effect on school achievement when using daily affirmations, which would carry into college.
Of course, these are just a few examples of the many ways positive affirmations can help kids.
- They build confidence
- They build self esteem
- They teach kids self-love and self-respect
- They help kids respect and love others
- They improve happiness in our children’s lives
- They help kids get through hard days and work through challenges and goals.
- They help kids cope with anxiety, stress, and depression
- They help defeat negative thoughts and foster positive ones
Positive Affirmations for School Success
- I will do well in school today!
- I’m prepared to learn in class!
- I am not afraid
- I’ll be brave and courageous
- I am smart and capable
- I can learn how to do hard things
- I’m grateful to learn so much
- I will be kind to others today
- I will try my best today
- I have fun at school
- My favorite subject is _______________
- I can’t wait to do _____________ at school
- I will do well on my test
- I can get through today
Morning Self Affirmations for Kids
Teach your kids to start the day with a few of these morning affirmations.
- Today is a beautiful day
- I am beautiful
- I am loved
- Today will be a wonderful day
- I am filled with energy this morning
- I can make it through the day
- I can’t wait to see what happens today
- I feel happy this morning!
- I feel happy today
- I can’t wait to get ready
- I accept and love myself
- I will make good decisions today
- I will be kind to others today
Encouraging Daily Affirmation for Kids
- I am so smart.
- I am an honest person.
- I have so much bravery.
- I am safe and loved.
- ____________ makes me happy.
- I love my pet ________
- I am funny and love making people laugh
- I can do it
- I can learn more
- It’s okay to make mistakes
- I am happy
- I have good friends
- I have a good family
- I love my home
- I’m proud of myself.
- I’ve accomplished so much
- I have good goals
- I can do better
- I will remember to smile today
- I can do this by myself
- It’s okay to ask for help
Affirmations for Parents to Tell Their Kids
Just in case you were wondering. Yes, you should also get in the habit of telling your kids positive affirmations.
It feels good for them to hear words of encouragement from you and helps you raise confident kids.
- You are enough
- I love who you are
- You are brave
- You are smart
- You can learn this
- You can do this
- You are beautiful/handsome.
- I am here for you
- You can make mistakes
- You’ll do great today
- You are a good kid
- I hope you have a wonderful day
- You are so creative
- You can get through this
- You matter to me
Making Positive Affirmations a Habit
Positive Affirmations are a great habit for you to help your kids get into. Remember that you can fully participate in this as a parent by giving your kids daily affirmations too.
Show your kids an example of using affirmations by practicing them yourself. It’s all part of building a positive home environment for you and your family.
Watch as daily affirmations help your kids become more confident, happy, and less stressed. You might even notice them doing better in their school work.
Are you using positive affirmations in your home? Do you notice a positive change in your kids? I’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments below!