21 Daily Affirmation ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers•
Posted on October 03 2023
If you’re anything like me then you are probably very familiar with the idea behind daily affirmations. Affirmations are short mantras you can repeat to yourself for a more positive outlook on life and they’re proven to work. It also turns out that they’re not just for grown-ups.
You can teach your toddler or preschooler to use these feel-good phrases too and watch their self-esteem flourish.
You can teach your little on different phrases for different situations to help them cope with feeling upset, scared or just straight up overwhelmed. You can remind your little one of their strengths with an affirmation during a negative situation to help them stay calm, for example an affirmation like “I can do anything” might help your toddler keep their cool when they’re trying to dress themselves or having a hard time waiting their turn.
Affirmations can be any positive phrase. It’s good to keep them short so they are easy for little ones to remember. To help your child get the most from affirmations, it’s best to practice them during a neutral time when they seem calm and receptive. Pick a few phrases to start with and stick with them, little ones thrive on repetition! Get in the habit of saying them regularly, you could try setting a reminder on your phone if you are forgetful. Before long, you’ll find your toddler or preschooler is repeating their esteem-boosting affirmations completely unprompted!
Here are 21 ideas for affirmations to get you started:
“My feelings matter.”
“I am calm.”
“I’m going to have a good day.”
“I am kind.”
“I am smart.”
“My voice matters.”
“I am loving.”
“I am unique.”
“I am helpful.”
“I am strong.”
“I feel happy.”
“My brain is powerful.”
“I am good at solving problems!”
“I keep trying, even when things are hard.”
“I learn from my mistakes.”
“Every problem has an answer.”
“My family loves me!”
“I get better and better every day.”
“I care about others.”
“I have great ideas.”
“I have everything I need.”
If you say them together enough you’ll find that you’ll start feeling better and better yourself 🙂