The Sue Atkins Weekly Parenting Affirmation.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Positive affirmations have become really popular, especially on social media.
You’ve probably seen lots of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts that use positive affirmations to inspire you.
But what are these magic words that claim to transform your confidence?
There’s actually a great deal of science to back up exactly how a set of positive words can dramatically improve your mood & lift your spirit.
Daily affirmations are to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Repeating affirmations helps to re-programme your unconscious mind for success.
What are Daily Affirmations?
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome your own inner negative dialogue. They can stop you from beating yourself up & self-sabotaging your confidence with negative thoughts.
Regularly saying affirmations can, over time, transform your “I can’ts” into “I cans,” which will change your fears and doubts into more confidence and certainty.
Something we could all do with as parents.
When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes to your feelings.
Daily Affirmations for Children
I’m trained by Tony Robbins the world renowned Peak Performance Coach who has worked with Venus Williams, Anthony Hopkins and Bill Clinton and he taught me the power of using positive affirmations with your children to help them feel great about themselves and life.
Positive affirmations are a really simple, easy and great way to help your child feel really good about themselves, helping them to feel confident in their abilities and about who they are.
I teach the children I work with 1-2-1 and on my Beat Bullying – Confidence Classes for Kids Workshop how to use positive affirmations every day when they are brushing their teeth while they are looking in the mirror to build their self esteem and self confidence.
I have found that the regular use of positive affirmations will help your child to love themselves and life.
Here are just a selection of the things you can encourage your child to say to themselves out loud to themselves while looking in the mirror.
- I am a really kind child
- I am really creative
- People love being my friend
- I am a great kid to be around
- I am a great friend
- I’m really great at drawing picture, riding my bike, counting, writing stories, using technology…
- I’m helpful, kind and patient…..
- I come up with great ideas
- I am good at concentrating
- I am healthy
- I am really thoughtful
- I am kind to animals
- I CAN do it
- I CAN do anything I really want to
- I ask great questions
- I deserve to have wonderful things
- I am a great kid
- I am clever
- I’m good at sport
- I’m ………………………………….