positive affirmations for kids
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Positive affirmations for kids can be a powerful tool to help them create a positive mindset at an early age. The sooner you start, the better!

Kids can benefit from affirmations that help them love themselves, get along with others, and speak up.

Affirmations can also help them learn about their emotions.

In this post, we’ll cover 99 affirmation ideas for kids as well as some ways kids can use positive affirmations.

What are positive affirmations for kids?

Affirmations are short, positive statements that affirm certain positive ideas or beliefs to the person saying them.

Repeating affirmations can help people change their thoughts and behavior, and achieve goals. While affirmations are often associated with personal development, they can be used in any area of life.

Affirmations for kids specifically are affirmations that are tailored to skills, beliefs, and habits that are helpful for children to develop. They also tend to use simpler and more playful language.

However, you’ll find that many of these statements may be useful for adults, too!

Most affirmations share a few key characteristics. First, affirmations should be positive statements that reflect reality as you want it to be, not as you see it now. Additionally, they should be stated in the present tense, as if you have already achieved your goal or adopted the belief.

Why should kids use positive affirmations

Affirmations are just as important for kids as they are for the rest of us, if not more important.

Childhood is a very formative time where underlying ideas and beliefs start to form that can carry through many years of a persons life.

This is why many adults use therapy as a tool to unpack the beliefs they formed in childhood.

So, positive affirmations may help kids develop a positive belief system about themselves and the world around them early on.

There are a few specific ways affirmations can benefit kids:

  • Affirmations can help kids learn to love and accept themselves just as they are.
  • Affirmations can help kids get along better with others and develop strong relationships.
  • Affirmations can help kids speak up for themselves and feel more confident in difficult situations.
  • Affirmations can help kids learn about their emotions and manage them effectively.

These skills begin in childhood, but may carry into adulthood as valuable life skills.

Ideas for teaching your child to use positive affirmations

Learning to use affirmations is different for kids than adults, but they can rely on some of the same strategies.

Before using these affirmations for kids, it’s important to teach them about the basic idea behind these affirmations- that they are in charge of their mindset, and can choose positive thinking.

Note that this does not mean teaching kids that they have to be happy all the time, as this is obviously not constructive.

Here’s a few ways you could consider using affirmations for kids:

  • Build a habit of using positive affirmations first thing in the morning, as part of a morning routine. Say your affirmations out loud in the mirror with your child.
  • Try using an affirmation jar. Write an affirmation on an index card and put it in a jar. Each day, your kid might enjoy filling out a new card and seeing the jar fill up.
  • Send affirmations in your kid’s school lunch. While kids might not have time to say affirmations out loud at school, they can benefit from positive reminders throughout the day.

99 positive affirmations for kids

  1. I choose my own attitude
  2. I am loved
  3. I am kind
  4. I am ready to learn
  5. I will do great things today
  6. I have great ideas
  7. I am creative
  8. I am important
  9. I am good
  10. My parents love me
  11. I care about other people
  12. I set a good example
  13. I am grateful for my family
  14. I am grateful to be able to go to school and learn
  15. I can ask for help
  16. I care about animals
  17. I care about the planet
  18. I am a leader
  19. I am helpful
  20. I am beautiful
  21. I am allowed to say no
  22. I am stronger than I think
  23. I learn from my mistakes
  24. I am a good listener
  25. I am smart
  26. I love learning new things
  27. I have a positive attitude
  28. I am kind to myself
  29. I can do anything I set my mind to
  30. I love trying new things
  31. I can turn this bad day around
  32. My feelings matter
  33. I am special and unique in my own way
  34. I am a fast learner
  35. I look forward to today
  36. I am calm
  37. I am honest
  38. I am courageous
  39. I can make my own choices
  40. I matter
  41. I can do it
  42. My emotions are important
  43. I am a good brother/sister
  44. I spread positivity
  45. I am grateful for today
  46. I can do hard things
  47. I look for the positive
  48. I am always growing
  49. I’m proud of myself
  50. I have healthy habits
  51. When I fall, I get back up
  52. I listen to my intuition
  53. All feelings are ok
  54. I can express myself
  55. I am learning who I am
  56. I am a good friend
  57. I am a good student
  58. I am brave
  59. I am growing to be strong
  60. Today is a great day
  61. I learn and. grow every day
  62. I pay attention to my feelings and emotions
  63. I pay attention in school
  64. I am good at a lot of different things
  65. I am happy
  66. I forgive others
  67. I can be anything I want to be
  68. I love to play
  69. I can do math
  70. I am blessed
  71. I’m not afraid to be unique
  72. My dreams are possible
  73. I am safe
  74. I say kind things about others
  75. I accept people who are different than me
  76. I try my best
  77. I am curious
  78. I can set boundaries for myself
  79. I love life
  80. I am happy because I am alive
  81. Even super heroes make mistakes
  82. I care for those in need
  83. I like myself
  84. I breathe deeply
  85. I can solve any problem
  86. I get to decide who I am
  87. I respect everyone
  88. It’s okay to slow down and rest
  89. I am not afraid to share my thoughts and ideas
  90. It’s ok to be afraid
  91. I have an open mind
  92. I am thankful for my body because it allows me to do so many things I love
  93. I can learn anything
  94. I can tell the truth
  95. My personality shines
  96. My life matters
  97. I listen to my teachers
  98. I don’t give up
  99. I am excited for life

Closing thoughts

It’s never too early to start teaching children affirmations.

We hope these affirmations will be helpful in your own parenting journey! If you’re looking for more information on how affirmations work or even want some ideas for affirmations to use yourself, I have plenty of other posts on affirmations for you to check out.

I’m a firm believer that affirmations can benefit anyone and everyone. So if there are affirmations on this list that resonate with you, why not give them a try yourself!