Help the children in your life uplift themselves with these affirmations for kids

Affirmations are simple sentences that we can repeat to set intentions and to uplift and support ourselves. They can help us when things get tough, and can feel like a comforting pat on the back on hard days.

And they really do work, with research into this technique first starting in the 80s and a recent study from 2016 finding MRI evidence that suggests particular neural pathways are increased when people practice self-affirmation tasks.

As children navigate through life, working out who they are, where their values lie, and learning more about the world around them, they’ll inevitably come up against challenges. Affirmations are a simple way to help them develop resilience, determination, and self-compassion.

Here, we’re sharing 50 affirmations to help kids built confidence:

1. I am creative

2. I am kind

3. I deserve to be treated with respect

4. I am smart

5. I respect other people’s opinions

6. I am ready to learn

7. If I have a problem I can ask for help

8. I am proud of myself

9. I am safe

10. It’s OK not to get things right on the first try

11. I am interesting

12. I have exciting ideas

13. I deserve to be listened to

14. It’s OK to say no if I’m uncomfortable

15. I can overcome difficult things

16. My feelings matter

17. If things don’t go as planned, I will try again

18. Being myself is enough

19. My difficult feelings won’t last forever

20. It’s OK to need help

21. I treat people the way I want to be treated

22. I am strong

23. I respect my feelings

24. I am still growing and learning

25. Challenges can help me learn

26. I am honest

27. I will try my best

28. I accept myself for who I am

29. It’s OK to not have all the answers

30. I can do the things I put my mind to

31. I will do better next time

32. I deserve to be happy

33. I am loved

34. I don’t need to compare myself to others

35. I am calm and relaxed

36. I am determined

37. I treat myself with the kindness I give to others

38. I am confident

39. Each day is a fresh start

40. I am imaginative

41. I can create solutions

42. I forgive myself for my mistakes

43. I am talented

44. My voice is important

45. I respect other people’s boundaries

46. I have good ideas

47. I can make a difference

48. I can stay calm when I’m upset

49. I take care of my body

50. I am joyful

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