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110 Positive Affirmations For Kids (With Printable Cards)

If you’re parenting a child who is struggling with self-confidence, these positive affirmations for kids are a great place to start.

Morning Affirmations For Kids

I have two children.

They are (of course) SO different.

My older daughter has boatloads of confidence.

Sometimes I wish she had a little less!

My younger daughter, on the other hand, does not have nearly as much confidence as she should.

She’s an AMAZING kid and I tell her that all the time.

But one slip of the tongue when I’m angry?

One “what’s wrong with you?” when she just won’t leave her sister alone is all it takes to undo all of that positive talk.

That’s literally all it takes with her.

It’s so frustrating for me as her mom.

That’s why I decided to create some positive affirmations directed toward kids who might struggle the same way that my daughter does.

This way, when she’s feeling frustrated, angry, unworthy, unloved, WHATEVER, she can find her affirmation cards and read them to herself.

Sometimes, even for kids, developing a positive mindset doesn’t come naturally.

It’s something that needs to be worked on.

My self-esteem questions for girls can also be used to work on boosting your daughter’s self-esteem.

I hope these affirmations help your children, too.

Why Affirmations Are Important For Kids

It is important that kids hear (over and over again) how special and how loved they are.

Kids are going to believe what you say about them.

But it can also be helpful for kids to say these positive affirmations TO THEMSELVES.

How many times have you heard your child repeat something that you say all the time to their sibling?

It happens in my household a lot.

(And sometimes makes me cringe because I need to watch what I say.)

My point is, what we say to our kid becomes their inner dialogue.

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner dialogue.” ~ Peggy O’Mara

Think about how many times you, as an adult, criticize yourself.

Moms could benefit from these positive thoughts, too!

Positive affirmations can help a child to gain confidence, develop a growth mindset and believe in themselves.

Positive affirmations can also help your child through difficult situations, such as bullying or a friend being unkind.

How To Use Positive Affirmations With Kids

There are so many ways that you can incorporate positive affirmations into your child’s daily life.

Try to work daily affirmations into your routine!

Here are some ideas.

  • Place a note of affirmation in your child’s lunch box.
  • Hide sticky notes with written positive affirmations around your child’s room. My daughters really love this one.
  • Repeat the affirmations, saying them three times each, each time with more confidence.
  • Repeat the affirmation after you. (Again, you can frame it as BOTH of you practicing and building your self-confidence!)
  • Make part of your routine. Find a time of the day where you can tell your child some affirmations. For us, this works at bedtime best, because that’s when my kids are most likely to open up and tell me any issues that they are having. Therefore, it’s a great time of the day for me to remind them how amazing they are. Make sure you connect physically at the same time!
  • Make it a habit to share affirmations with each other. (Siblings can tell each other “I love that you are strong”, “I love that you are brave”, etc).
  • Print off some positive affirmation cards that your child can turn to when she needs to give herself a pep talk, but doesn’t have the words to do it on her own.
  • Write affirmations on the mirror so that whenever your child looks at the mirror, they will read them and look at themselves in the mirror at the same time.

List Of Positive Affirmations For Kids

List Of Positive Affirmations For Kids
  1. I am a good friend.
  2. I am a good listener.
  3. I can learn new things.
  4. I make my own choices.
  5. My voice matters.
  6. I am loved.
  7. I am important.
  8. I am beautiful inside and out.
  9. I deserve good things.
  10. I am special.
  11. I am a leader, not a follower.
  12. I make mistakes, but mistakes help me to learn and grow.
  13. I can make a difference.
  14. I can dream big and achieve those dreams.
  15. I am perfect just the way I am.
  16. I believe in myself.
  17. I work hard to achieve my goals.
  18. I choose to be happy.
  19. I stand up for what I believe in.
  20. Today is a fresh start.
  21. I can do difficult things.
  22. I surround myself with positive people.
  23. I am strong.
  24. I don’t give up.
  25. I am thankful for the many things I have.
  26. I love myself.
  27. I am a positive person who makes others happy.
  28. I am smart.
  29. I work to be the best person I can be.
  30. I am working on myself everyday.
  31. My life is beautiful.
  32. I have a big heart.
  33. I am safe and loved.
  34. I will ask for a hug when I am sad.
  35. I am kind.
  36. I am healthy.
  37. I am happy.
  38. I work hard in school.
  39. I have great ideas.
  40. I am fun and creative.
  41. I am unique.
  42. I can be myself.
  43. I am proud of my accomplishments.
  44. My heart is filled with joy.
  45. I am proud of the person I am.
  46. I love to learn new things.
  47. I make those around me happy.
  48. I am focused.
  49. I can do anything if I work hard enough.
  50. I am talented.
  51. I am so happy to be alive.
  52. I am grateful for my family and friends.
  53. I am lucky to be able to go to school.
  54. I am a caring person.
  55. My life is beautiful.
  56. I can ask for what I need.
  57. I practice things to grow my skills.
  58. I am powerful.
  59. I will say kind things about myself.
  60. There is no one in the world like me.
  61. I can say no if I don’t like something.
  62. I will speak up for others.
  63. I will stand up for what is right.
  64. I am a hard worker.
  65. Taking a break is okay.
  66. I will work to make myself an even better person.
  67. My kind words can make others happy.
  68. I am helpful.
  69. When things are hard, I don’t give up.
  70. I can ask others for help.
  71. I welcome a challenge.
  72. I can turn a bad day into a good one.
  73. When I fall, I get back up.
  74. I can only control myself.
  75. I can talk out disagreements calmly.
  76. It’s okay to be sad.
  77. I always try to include others.
  78. Being different is a good thing.
  79. I am my biggest cheerleader.
  80. My body is beautiful.
  81. I take care of my body.
  82. I see beauty when I look in the mirror.
  83. I am surrounded by love.
  84. I am positive and optimistic.
  85. I am a lifelong learner.
  86. I am a good example to those around me.
  87. I am incredible.
  88. My family loves me no matter what.
  89. Anger is a normal emotion.
  90. I have my own unique interests.
  91. I can make people happy with my smile.
  92. I deserve wonderful things.
  93. I choose my attitude.
  94. Perfection is not possible.
  95. I always do my best.
  96. I can make a difference in the world.
  97. I am patient.
  98. I am honest.
  99. I refuse to quit.
  100. I have great ideas.
  101. I choose to be kind.
  102. Today is a fresh start.
  103. I am worthy of love.
  104. My future is bright.
  105. My brain grows stronger everyday.
  106. My parents love me.
  107. I am one of a kind.
  108. I am funny.
  109. Practice makes progress.
  110. I will forgive myself for my mistakes.

I have also created some free printable positive affirmation cards for kids.

Positive Affirmation Cards For Kids

These are great for your child to keep in their room.

When they are upset, they can simply take out these affirmation cards to read through them and be reminded of how incredibly awesome they are.

Printable Positive Affirmation Cards For Kids

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