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GR8 Affirmations to Share with the Kids [Slideshow]

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“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.

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Because They Won’t Win Every Game

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” – Bonnie Blair

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Because Dr. Seuss Understands Their Struggle

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

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Because Some Days Will Just Be Like That

“Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Because Some Days Are Tough and a Little Kindness Helps

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." – Dalai Lama

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Because Imagination Will Take Them a Long Way

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll

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Because Some Days Will Seem Impossible for Them

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible'" – Audrey Hepburn

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Because They Will Make Mistakes, and So Will You

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

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Because They Will Need to Believe in Themselves

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point you will.” – Venus Williams

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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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