Children need encouragement and motivation. They need to feel that their parents and teachers are embracing and empowering them. This is why you have to use positive and encouraging words when talking with them.
Positive words, encourage and motivate the kids, shape their minds, and plant in them confidence and self-esteem.
As these words sink into the minds of the kids, they become more positive, confident and happy children. In this way, you teach the kids to think positive thoughts and avoid negative thoughts.
Young kids are very much affected by the words they hear, and for this reason, you need to repeat positive words when talking with them.
Affirmations are a powerful tool, affecting positively the thought patterns of young children, teaching positive self talk, and helping to manage stress.
You can use the positive affirmations for kids on this page in two ways. Say them aloud when your kids are near you, or teach them to repeat them. In the latter case, you will need to change the pronouns in the affirmations, saying “I” instead of “you”.
List of Positive Affirmations for Kids
Here is a collection of positive affirmations for kids.
I would be a good idea to repeat the affirmations in front of your kids. Frequent repetitions will make these words be accepted as the truth and reality.
Positive affirmations develop confidence and inner strength in kids, and increase their chances to live a happy and satisfying life.
- You are the best.
- I am very proud of you.
- You are so gifted.
- You make me happy.
- You are wonderful.
- I know you tried your best; this is why I’m so proud of you.
- You look very handsome/pretty.
- You were very helpful today, thank you. I really needed your help.
- I enjoy hearing you read.
- You can succeed in everything you do.
- It is all right that you cannot tie your shoelaces yet.
- I am very happy that you are my son/daughter.
- You are capable of doing anything you want.
- It is okay, I will fix it.
- Today, we are going to have a wonderful day.
- I believe in you, I know you can do it.
- You are my hero.
- You are important to me.
- You are an amazing person.
- You can try your best.
- It is okay not to be good the first time.
- You are a valuable person.
- You can do difficult things.
- It is natural to do mistakes, they make you grow.
- If you try you will patient.
- You can succeed with anything you do.
- You have the ability to get good grades at school.
- With just a little focus and patience you can do almost anything.
- Don’t give up so quickly, try again, and eventually you will succeed.
- I want to thank you for making me so happy.
- Believe that everything will turn well.
- You are a winner.
- I enjoy playing with you.
- I enjoy teaching you.
- I love you and believe in you.
- You are strong and can overcome challenges.
- You can stay calm, strong and protected.
- You will be better the next time.
- You can do anything if you put your mind into it.
- You are capable of so much.
- Choose to be confident.
- Be kind to others and others will be kind to you.
How to Use Affirmations for Kids in an Effective Way
Affirmations are simple and easy to use. Here are a few guidelines for practicing affirmations and getting results:
1. Affirm with faith
Believe the words you are repeating. Ignore the doubts and disbelief of your mind and do not listen to them.
2. Affirm with positive feelings
Strive to feel happy and optimistic while repeating these words. Avoid anger, dissatisfaction or worries while repeating the affirmations.
3. Repeat them often
Repeat these affirmations often, when you are with your kids, using a suitable affirmation for every situation. The more they hear them, they more they affect their mindset.
4. Mean what you say
Don’t just repeat the affirmation absent-mindedly. Mean what you say. be sincere. Children can easily spot if you are not sincere in your words.
5. Teach your children to repeat them
You can also teach your children to repeat these words. In this case, just change the pronouns of the affirmations, for example:
- I am gifted.
- I am happy.
- You are a winner.
- I choose to be confident.
- I can do my best.
- I am capable of doing so much.
- Whatever I do turns out well.
- It is okay if I am sometimes wrong.
- I learn from my mistakes and do better the next time.
- I is easy for me to make friends.
- I am beautiful and attractive.
- I love and enjoy to help.
- Children love to play with me.
- I can learn whatever I put my mind to.
5. Affirmation Cards
You can also make affirmation cards. Simply write each affirmation on a separate card, and read it to your child. When your child starts going to school and can read, you can give him or her the cards to play with.
About the Author
Dorina Sasson has been trained in Louise L. Hay’s teacher training course. She is a certified teacher for “You can heal your life” study course, and “Love yourself, heal your life” workshop. She is the co-author of the book Affirmations – Words with Power.