“I can’t do it. It’s too hard. Nobody likes me.” When you hear your child say things like this, it’s heartbreaking. By helping children change their thinking, we may be able to change how they feel and boost their self-esteem. Young children, in particular, can always use more positivity in their lives.
Why Affirmations Work
The words we say to ourselves make a difference. If our inner voices say we can’t, we tend to believe them. But when our inner voice changes from negative to positive, it can be life-changing. Your brain thinks what you tell it. It’s one reason why “The Little Engine That Could” is a perennial favorite with its message of “If you believe you can’t, you won’t. But if you believe you can, you will.”
How to Do Affirmations with Kids
First, choose the affirmations you’d like to say out loud together. Consider what your child needs to hear and choose an affirmation that emphasizes that message. If you’re not sure where to begin, below are some GR8 affirmations to get you started.