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36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

 

36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids


36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

Now that my 3 year old daughter, Georgia, has retuned to in-person preschool, we're back to sharing one of my favorite daily rituals together. 

Each morning, as we're almost to school, I turn off the radio, clear all distractions and say to her "Ok, Georgia, are you ready?!".

She knows with just that statement that we're about to begin our daily positive affirmations. Each morning I ask her to repeat positive phrases about herself to remind her of who she is and what she is capable of. 

36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

My hope is that I'm instilling in her both emotional and physical confidence and the knowledge that she can always rely on her skills and gifts to carry her through. 

Recently, I've learned another amazing benefit to our daily affirmations: she is learning to speak kind, positive words to others - and to identify their unique gifts and personal strengths. 

36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

I always start our daily affirmations the exact same way, with me making the first statement and her repeating after me. I use a tone that is exceedingly upbeat and enthusiastic, even if that takes a bit of work from a rushed or stressful morning routine. 

Me, to her: "I am Georgia!"

She repeats the statement and then I continue with 5 or so positive affirmations about her internal strengths. Each day, I also carefully add an affirmations about her physical self as well, always focusing on attributes that make her uniquely herself. 

For example, she and her brother are currently obsessed with "super speed" and being fast runners. The other day I added in "I am a fast runner!" because I knew she would love it, but also because I want her to inherently appreciate her body for being able to run fast. 

We end each set of affirmations with:

"and I will have a great day!" 

Just this week, I asked her on a whim to do affirmations for me and I was so surprised when she actually came up with the sweetest words for me to repeat back. Thinking about it, I am thrilled that she is learning to look for strengths and the uniquely positive traits in others. 

36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids


Interestingly, daily affirmations are something that I've only done with my daughter. My son and I had other little rituals that we shared on his drives to preschool, but for my daughter, the affirmations seem to really put her in a great headspace and attitude as I send her off to begin her day. 

My overall goal with affirmations is to lay the groundwork for both her emotional growth and the words she uses and knows in regards to her physical self. I am absolutely not an expert but sat down to share some of the affirmations that I've asked her to repeat back to me. 

Because she is so young, I keep them short and sweet, mostly focusing on "I am" statements. 

36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

36 Daily Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

I am:

  • I am brave
  • I am kind
  • I am beautiful on the inside and on the outside
  • I am smart
  • I am strong
  • I am silly
  • I am thoughtful
  • I am special
  • I am a kind friend
  • I am creative
  • I am determined
  • I am a good decision maker
  • I am a great listener
  • I am respectful
  • I am enough
  • I am wonderfully made
  • I am proud to be me
  • I am uniquely me
  • I am loved

I love my....

  • I love my heart
  • I love my strong arms
  • I love my amazingly smart brain
  • I love my fast legs
  • I love my Blonde/Brown/Red/Curly/Straight Hair
  • I love my friends/friendships
  • I love helping hthers
  • I love being a sister/brother/daughter/son/family member

I choose to....

  • I choose to include others
  • I choose to be helpful
  • I choose my attitude
  • I choose to take on new adventures
  • I choose my words
  • I choose to always be truthful
  • I choose to love myself
  • I choose to love my family
  • I choose to be bold 
We always end our affirmations by enthusiastically saying "and I will have a great day!". 
Recently, my three year old has chosen to end that statement with a loud "WOOO!" and I'll take it! 

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