What Does Children + Affirmations Equal?

A Positive, Healthy and Focused life for your children!

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Many of us subconsciously walk around with limiting thought patterns learned during early childhood.  Unfortunately, these are beliefs that may not be true but were continuously modeled for us before we could even walk.  Now, we’re adults trying to make sense of the negative behavior expressed in our daily lives.  Why not start our children out with positive limitlessness thought patterns? 

One way we can begin correcting the cycle of self-negativity are Daily Affirmations.  And No, you can never start too early. Affirmations can help instill confidence, values, and self-belief within your children.  All children deserve a chance to develop a healthy self-esteem. 

affirmations & the brain

Scientists have confirmed that speaking positively about us to ourselves out loud can change our brains for the better.  So, it’s proven!  Affirmations lead to self-focused brain activity when thinking of future life situations.   Consistent positive self-statements practice brings long-term benefits of self-improvement and emotional management.

When we decide to focus on thoughts and values that defend ourselves, it reassures us during the difficult times in life.  Parents pride themselves in rewarding their children for a job well done.  We tell them how smart, beautiful, generous, helpful and kind they are several times a day and walk away with a sense of peace that we’ve instilled positive outlooks for them.  BUT, what happens when we are not there to encourage them, to reward them, to remind them of our fabulous they are?  Exactly, they won’t believe these things are true during the difficult times.  Why?  Children need to know how to encourage themselves, to trust they have unique gifts and have a positive outlook on their own lives.

Affirm Self-Validation

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Self-Validation eliminates the need for your children to see out validation and approval from their peers.  I believe communication and introducing children to positive affirmations during early childhood can help boost their self-confidence and accept who they are, not what other people think of them.

Brain scientists stress the importance of repeating positive affirmations routinely, on a daily basis for at least 21 days.  This healthy habit trains the brain to think more optimistically and less negatively about life and one’s perception of themselves. 

Affirm Positively & stay Present

Positive Affirmations.  Try saying, “I am a good friend” instead of “I am not a bad friend.”

Present Affirmations.  Try saying, “I am getting good grades” instead of “I will get good grades.”

Here are a few positive and present affirmations to help you get started!

1.    I am intelligent

2.    I am wonderfully and beautifully made.

3.    I am a great friend.

4.    I enjoy learning at school.

5.    I believe in my talents and myself.

6.    I am KIND.

At the end of the day, we want to give our children the best start in life.  Affirmations if used consistently, can contribute to fostering a healthy outlook on your children’s life and their opinion on the role they play.

If I can imagine it, I can achieve it; if I can dream it, I can become it.

- William Arthur Ward

Until next time...#bethefaceofkindness