Feel-good statements are imperative to help not only adults, but children as well, with their emotional and mental-well being in today’s topsy turvy society. The experts suggest exposing children to positive affirmations bring a sense of happiness into their every day lives. Are you looking for a few positive affirmations to add to your arsenal? Below are 15 positive affirmations to empower your kids.
Affirmations for kids
- I am a hard worker.
- I can do hard things.
- I can do whatever I set my mind to.
- I can think of great ideas.
- I can get through anything.
“Regular repetition of them can encourage your brain to take them as facts, believing you can do something and creating a positive mindset can help you to accomplish your goals,” Dr. Marilou G. Tablang-Jimenez M.D., DFAPA, chair of the Addiction and Mental Health Center at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center said in an interview with Parents.com. “Children may want to say their affirmations silently to themselves, visualize them, say them out loud in front of a mirror, or maybe even write them down.”
Affirmations for teens
- I am enough.
- I do not have to change myself to be enough.
- I am important and my presence is important to myself and to others.
- I believe in myself and in what I am capable of doing.
- I am a good friend.
Kelly Oriard, co-founder of Slumberkins and licensed family therapist, also said in the same interview that, “When children use positive phrases about themselves, it helps shape and strengthen their own inner voice that will be with them a lifetime. Saying an affirmation like ‘I am brave, I am kind’ and repeating it can soon become a child’s reality.”
Affirmations for positive body image
- I accept myself for who I am.
- I am beautiful inside and out.
- I only compare myself to myself.
- There is no one better to be than myself.
- I am unique and special.
Oriard suggests in the Parents.com interview that you can use these positive body image affirmations or you can create your own with you child, specific to them.
“Have the child draw a picture of their body part and write a thank you message to it,” she suggests. “You can take parts of the thank you note to make a simple affirmation to repeat to help them remember the amazing and helpful things that their bodies do.”
What are some of the positive affirmations that have become a part of you and your child’s mantra? Sound-off and comment below. We want to hear from you!