Positive Affirmations for your children


April, 2023

There are many benefits of using positive affirmations on a daily basis with your children. It can help boost their self-esteem, gain confidence and help them achieve goals. Studies have proven that affirmations can help reduce stress, anxiety and negativity. Saying affirmations daily can adjust your mindset, eventually making you feel more positive towards yourself or your experiences.

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To get started with young children, you can DIY your own positive affirmation cards and work together to brainstorm affirmations to write down. When working on positive affirmations with children, the simpler the better. Maybe choose one a day to focus on. Saying them to your reflection in the mirror is a good way to practice self-love too! Below are some examples that are perfect for little children.

  • I love myself.
  • I am strong.
  • I am brave.
  • I am clever.
  • I am doing the best I can.
  • I am calm.
  • I matter.
  • I am confident.
  • My mistakes help me learn.
  • I am enough.
  • I am beautiful.
  • I am loved.
  • I am a good friend.
  • My dreams will come true.
  • My voice matters.
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As children get a little older, you can start to introduce the more profound meaning and thoughts behind them. You can discuss in depth what a positive affirmation does and what it means to them, discovering more personal affirmations to help them towards their goals and needs. 

Saying them in the mirror to your reflection is a good way to practice.

Nannies and parents can also use positive affirmations to help them with the daily demands of children. Raising and working with children is said to be one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs in the world. Positive affirmations can help grown-ups to face the daily challenges of the day, saying a kind reminder to yourself to help you with the day ahead can help you start on the right foot.

Some families may wish for their nannies to incorporate positive affirmations into their children’s lives along with the other roles. It is super easy to do as mentioned above, having a positive mindset can make all the difference to your day and your self-confidence. Below is a link to our blog all about positive affirmations as parents but they could definitely work for nannies too!

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