Positive thinking is a powerful tool that can improve your health, boost confidence, help you manage stress, overcome challenges, and make better choices.
We can all benefit from improving our positive thinking skills - including kids.
Your inner voice, at any age, is so powerful, so what you say to yourself each day truly matters. By shifting your negative self-talk into a more positive place, you can control your emotions and your actions.
Is your child stuck in a cycle of negative thinking? Teaching kids the power of their inner voice and the effect of positive thinking is incredibly important for the development of their confidence, health and actions. By beginning to think more positively, kids can learn to believe in themselves and work towards their individual potentials. Words have an incredible ability to build people up—especially little ones. Affirmations can help young children feel confident and cultivate a positive self-image. They are also a way to help them cope when they’re feeling upset, scared or overwhelmed, reminding them of their strengths and abilities.
Here are 20 positive affirmations that your child can repeat to themselves daily to help their confidence and self-esteem flourish.
- I am enough
- I get better every single day
- I am perfect just the way I am
- I have courage and confidence
- I am in control of my own happiness
- I stand up for what I believe in
- I believe in my goals and dreams
- Today I choose to think positive
- I can get through anything
- I am proud of myself
- I am capable of so much
- I matter
- I accept who I am
- I am strong and determined
- I radiate positive energy
- Wonderful things are going to happen to me
- I am in control of my emotions
- My possibilities are endless
- I am building my future
- I am becoming the best version of myself
To help your child get the most from these positive affirmations, have them practice the phrases during a neutral time when they seem calm and receptive. Pick a few go-to phrases and stick with them (we all know kids thrive on repetition) and get in the habit of saying them regularly. If you have trouble remembering at first, try setting an alarm on your phone. Before long, you might find that your little one is repeating their esteem-boosting affirmations completely unprompted.
For more positive affirmations, for both kids and adults, why not try our Affirmations Cards Set? Featuring 30 unique cards full of positivity, self-love and gratitude, they’re the perfect way to inject more positivity and mindfulness into your day. Keep them on your desk or bedside table and discover a new positive and empowering affirmation each day.
What is your child’s favourite positive affirmation? Share with us in the comments below!