Positive affirmations for kids are important especially for children raised in single-parent households who, most times, grow up feeling unwanted and less than because of the circumstances around their birth or the relationship between their parents. Some may feel as though their parent’s separation was their fault or that an absent parent didn’t want them. These feelings can cause insecurities and, in worst cases, bad or unwanted behaviors.
As parents, especially single parents, we need to make sure that we are speaking life and positivity over our children. We need to surround our children with words of positive affirmation to help them understand their value and importance. They need to know that they are not a mistake, abandoned, happenstance, or unplanned. Your child should know that they are loved and wanted and that their value isn’t based on what others say or the fact that one of the parents isn’t there.
What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are words of encouragement that help you see yourself or circumstance in a positive light. If repeated frequently, they have the ability to shift our thoughts about ourselves and situations and allow us to accomplish our goals. As parents, we need to speak positive words over our children as they grow because this shapes their view of themselves and when they are older, they can continue to say these words to themselves.
The Importance Of Positive Affirmations
Words are powerful and they shape our view of life and of ourselves. Words affect how we approach life and how we interact with others. The words we hear everyday shape our emotions and thoughts. So it is important that the words your child hears or speaks to themselves are positive words that bring life into their world. It’s important that the words they hear encourage them to accomplish great things and be the best version of themselves. It’s important that they understand the power of words so that as they get older, they can begin to speak life over themselves and others.
When we don’t speak words of life over our children, when we don’t take the time to let them know that they are loved, valued, accepted, extraordinary; they won’t know these truths. In turn, they will seek approval from other sources that are not good for them.
You need to tell your child these affirmations while they are young so that as they grow they will have this knowledge. As they grow, they won’t allow anything else to influence them. They’ll be able to know that anything else that doesn’t align with what you have told them is false. When your child knows that they are brave and strong and beautiful/handsome; when they believe that because it has been told to them enough times that they have embraced it and it has become their belief system; they won’t accept anything else.
What Positive Affirmations Should I Tell My Child?
In single parent households, especially those that happened as a result of divorce, your child needs to know that they were not the cause of the separation and that they are still loved by the other parent. They need to know that their value or worth didn’t change because the other parent isn’t there like they used to be.
In situations where the other parent refused to be apart of that child’s life, he/she needs to understand that the parent’s absence is not a reflection of them. Their parents absence doesn’t mean that they are not worthy or wanted.
They need to know that they are accepted and valued. They need to know that they are amazing, that they are not defined by their circumstance or upbringing. They need to know that their lives matter. That they add meaning to your life and this world.
You have to believe for them until they believe for themselves. The more they hear these, the more they’ll know them to be true.
How Do Affirmations Impact Your Child?
Children who grow up hearing positive affirmations are more likely to be confident and self-assured. They also will have a better sense of their value and worth and won’t settle for anything less. They won’t go to other people looking for affirmation because they already have it from the right source.
A lot of doubt and uncertainty in our lives comes from not knowing that we are worthy. We end up settling for different things we shouldn’t settle for and allowing certain events to take place in our lives because we don’t understand our value.A lot of doubt and uncertainty in our lives comes from not knowing that we are worthy. Click To Tweet
However, as we raise our kids in the understanding that they possess certain abilities or have certain qualities and characteristics; they’ll understand their value. In addition to teaching your child to use positive affirmations or speaking over them, it’s important that you reiterate what behaviors don’t align with the characteristic you want them to embody.
For instance, you need to help your child understand that since they are amazing and phenomenal, they shouldn’t lie or steal. Because they are kind, they shouldn’t bully. Because they are royalty, they shouldn’t do drugs or join gangs. Not to say that they won’t be accepted if they make mistakes but rather to enforce the right behaviors and deter unwanted behaviors.
30 Positive Affirmations For Kids
- I am amazing.
- I am loved and accepted.
- My life has meaning.
- I am a child of the King.
- I am kind.
- I am beautiful/handsome.
- I am good enough.
- I am capable of great things.
- I have a family that loves me and wants the best for me.
- I am cared for.
- My parents love me.
- I make good decisions.
- My parents are proud of me.
- I am valued and accepted.
- I am a conqueror.
- I treat others with respect and kindness.
- I am friendly.
- I am awesome.
- I am smart and talented.
- I am a learner.
- I am brave and courageous.
- I am strong.
- I love me.
- I am gifted.
- I can accomplish anything.
- I am not what happened to me.
- I am not a mistake.
- I am not defined by my upbringing.
- I choose to think positive thoughts.
- I am phenomenal.
Do you speak words of positivity over your children? Let me know in the comments.
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