The Power of Positive Thinking: Positive Affirmations for Kids (+ Video Affirmations)
Updated: Jan 2
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WHY ARE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS NEEDED?
Growing up is already full of ups and downs and thanks to media like TV, magazines, and the Internet, children are also bombarded with images of who they should be or why they may not be good enough.
....and It's hard to shut those voices out. Some of those messages are internalized and becomes how children speak to themselves. Those negative message can wreak havoc on a child's mood and behavior.
What's Ahead: Check out the positive affirmations video at the end of this post.
Positive affirmations can help. They are specific affirming statements that can help combat negative thoughts by changing a child's perspective/outlook. When children have a positive outlook on life, they're better able to handle setbacks and they're better able to reject negative messages because their belief system will remind them of the good they have inside.
Note: Many children are struggling with mental health issues. It's important to get them professional help to support their well-being when deemed necessary. While positive affirmations can be helpful, they are not a solution for issues that require more in-depth support.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
REPEAT THE AFFIRMATION: encourage the child to repeat the affirmations 2-3 times
THE RIGHT ATTITUDE: in the beginning the child may be reluctant, don't prod, allow the child to do it at their own pace. Eventually the positive words will begin to take over.
CHOOSE A GOOD TIME: Anytime is a good time for positive affirmations. However, first thing in the morning, helps to start the child's day off right. Right before bed helps the child end their day on a high note.
MAKE IT FUN: Do a dance, sway side to side, or simply repeat the words in a fun rhythmic pattern can add even more fun to doing affirmations. Check out the #JoolsTV video below to see just how fun affirmations can be.
15 EASY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS TO REPEAT EVERYDAY
I AM COURAGEOUS
I AM STRONG
I AM HAPPY
I AM LOVED
I AM CONFIDENT
I AM AWESOME
I LOVE MYSELF
I HAVE PURPOSE
I AM A GOOD PERSON
I CAN DO HARD THINGS
I AM ENOUGH
I AM A GOOD FRIEND
I BELIEVE IN MYSELF
I LOVE WHO I AM
I AM SMART
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GUIDED VIDEO AFFIRMATIONS
Video Description: Affirmations are things we say to ourselves that shape our beliefs. When your child speaks the affirmations in this video over and over, he or she will begin to believe them. Once they believe, they will achieve!! So, say these affirmations every morning to set a positive tone for the day.
JOOLS TV ANIMATED AFFIRMATION VIDEO
This song was created to instill the importance of self-love and self-esteem! (JOOLS TV)