Kids need positive affirmations. As parents and teachers, we know the importance of children getting the nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise that they need. While those things are crucial for their physical survival, positive affirmations are just as important for their emotional and mental well being.
What you put into your child is what you’re going to get out of your child. If they only hear negative comments about themselves, they will actually begin to display more and more of those negative traits.
Think of how awesome you feel when someone gives you a compliment. Your children also feel that in their soul. When they’re young, they derive so much of their own identity from their parents. They are watching and listening to you even when you don’t realize it. They need you to be their biggest cheerleader.
Kids Need Positive Affirmations to Gain Confidence
A child with confidence feels as though they can take on the world. When the adults in their life are speaking powerful words into them, they feel more capable and will be more willing to take on new challenges.
Positive affirmations are more than just a trendy idea. They contribute to growth mindset and help form who your child believes they can be.
You are your child’s inner dialogue. This means they are going to believe what you have to say about them. If you say they are big, strong, and amazing, then they are going to believe just that.
Repeated Positive Affirmations Help Kids with Their Inner Dialogue
Children need to hear over and over again what makes them unique and how thankful you are that they are in the world. You are competing against a world where social media and media in general is sending them the message that they aren’t good enough. They don’t measure up.
For that reason, you need to be speaking the opposite of that often enough and powerfully enough to drown out the lies.
Our children, whether they know it or not, are looking to us to be their cheerleaders. Are you using your words to build your child up?
“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner dialogue.” ~ Peggy O’Mara
You’ve probably heard this quote before, but I’d ask you to read it again and really let it sink in. Are the words that you are speaking into your child now the ones that you want them to be speaking to themselves in twenty years? It’s a sobering thought.
On the one hand, it’s daunting to consider how harmful our words can be and the pressure that is on us not to mess our kids up. The truth is, no parent is perfect. We’re all going to say things we shouldn’t. But you can counteract some of the effect of the regretful things you’ve said to your child by pouring in the positive.
It’s never too late to start.
With that, I’ll leave you with one more quote:
“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” ~ Brooke Hampton
Speak encouraging, life giving words into your child each day. Inspire them to speak to themselves and others using similar language.
These unicorn affirmation colouring pages are an adorable and fun way to reenforce these concepts for your child. They include the following positive affirmations:
- I am confident.
- I am happy.
- I am kind.
- I am brave.
- I am patient.
- I am loved.
- I am a good friend.
- I am proud of myself.
- I am safe.
- I am awesome.
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