25 Affirmations For Kids
That Shape The Inner Critic Into A Friend
This post is all about affirmations for kids that will help them navigate the day-to-day as well as life’s big moments with more confidence, and more peace.
If you’re not a fan of affirmations and think they’re a bunch of nonsense for sensitive people who don’t want to do the real work then think again.
I’m not talking about sitting in front of a mirror and forcing yourself to say great things about yourself and especially not proposing that kind of activity for your child.
No matter our age, we’re all talking to ourselves nonstop. We’re thinking different thoughts all the time. So it’s just a matter of the language we choose and the words we use to describe our reality and whether we’re being our biggest inner critic or if we have compassion for ourselves.
We all want our kids to grow into kind, confident, and resourceful individuals.
Our kids internalize the words we use when we’re around them, especially when they’re directed at them. Our words become their words, so we have to be a little bit more aware of that.
I think it’s beautiful when we choose to provide our children with a language and teach them words that will help them navigate life with a better attitude, more self-compassion, and confidence.
We can definitely in a natural way integrate affirmations for kids throughout the day by simply using and adjusting some of the statements proposed below so they fit the circumstance.
We can also “correct” our kids when we hear them saying something negative about themselves out loud.
You’re approach will definitely have to depend on the age of your child and their current “attitude”…for lack of a better word.
With the youngest ones that copy all that you’re saying simply use positive affirmations throughout the day or choose a time that you’re child is most focused. You could try morning affirmations or bedtime affirmations. If your child is a little bit bigger and can write and read you can put notes with affirmations for kids in the lunch box, or encourage them to keep a journal with their favorite ones.
The sooner we start introducing our kids to affirmations the easier it will be for them to internalize those words and develop a more positive self-talk and healthy self-esteem.
With time, your child will definitely be able to develop a growth mindset and an attitude of kindness towards themselves. That will only snowball into them being more understanding and supportive of others.
25 Affirmations For Kids
- I am capable.
- I can ask for help when I need it.
- I am brave.
- I can learn how to do it.
- I am in control of my emotions. I am calm and I am relaxed.
- Today is going to be a great day.
- Mistakes help me learn and grow.
- I worked hard for this, I’m proud of myself.
- I am grateful for all I have.
- I trust myself.
- My brain is powerful, my body is healthy, and my soul is kind.
- I can always try again.
- Life is a beautiful gift.
- I can do hard things.
- I love learning new things.
- I am worthy of love.
- I have great ideas.
- Anything is possible.
- I believe in myself.
- I am a great friend.
- Today, I will shine.
- My feelings and my opinions matter.
- I have a kind heart.
- I am safe and I am loved.
- I have many talents.