I think when most people think of affirmations they think of adults. I usually start my day off with positive affirmations for myself, I share affirmations online in my communities and I check out some on social media. I got into the habit of affirming myself daily when a friend started sharing them daily on Facebook. When RJ started preschool our schedule became very different. Mornings were now a rush most days but I never wanted him to start his day with overwhelm. I began having him repeat affirmations on our walks to school and he still says them to himself now. Positive affirmations for children don’t have to be complicated. You start off with things that are simple enough for them to understand, and then you they can develop them over time. Here are 15 positive affirmations for children that are easy to understand.
15 Positive Affirmations for Preschool/Kindergarten
- Today is an amazing day.
- I listen to my teachers.
- I am nice to my friends.
- My mommy and daddy love me.
- I am SUPER smart.
- I believe in myself.
- I can do anything I put my mind to.
- I am a leader, not a follower.
- I am kind to all.
- I talk about my feelings.
- I enjoy learning.
- I am growing up well.
- I am strong, inside and out.
- I have a beautiful imagination.
- I am safe.
The younger your children are when they start reciting affirmations, the sooner you engage the power of positive thinking. I think it super important (in these times especially) for children to learn the power of positivity and how to affirm themselves. Even as adults we sometimes struggle with changing our mindset (check out this article how to intentionally have a good day amidst negativity), but as parents we hold the obligation to instill better habits in our children. RJ reminds me daily that today is going to be an amazing day. When he solves problems on his own he tells me how smart he is. He affirms his brother. It is SO important for our children to hear these things from us, and then practice them themselves.
Do you recite positive affirmations with your children? Do you recite them for yourself?