Before being independent adults, children and teenagers experience a huge number of challenges and developmental milestones, which affect them in very different ways, some of them not so pleasant for them. By comparing themselves to others, being anxious about exams or sports matches or facing a mistake, children might start having negative thoughts about themselves. In order to revert these threating feelings, positive affirmations are crucial for children establish the proper mindset to accept failure and their own limits, not give up in face of any barrier and feel confident to take risks and overcome fears. Among the many possible positive affirmations, we can see some examples such as:
You can find many other positive affirmations by clicking here and here. Either as a parent or carer, a teacher or a mental health professional, you have the chance of sharing many positive affirmations to children and help them overcome their potentially challenging experiences. Also, watch below a reading of a great book named "I Think, I Am" that contextualises situations and suggests how to use positive affirmations.