Importance of teaching your child positive affirmations

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A stress-free life is a dream for everyone. Even children go through stress at their own levels, the stress maybe due to academic performance, peer pressure, a tough competition, competitive spirit or pressure to complete a task. Although this may not be the only reason of stress, the above are typical reasons. The severity of stress level a school child may undergo will not have the same impact as the parent. The key point to understand here is, children also go through stress and they need to be taught how to handle and cope with stress. The best and easiest method is to start your day with positive affirmations.

Positive affirmations are simple statements which give us a positive vibe. Repeatedly saying the same statement makes us believe that it has come true. In case your child is very scared to try new things in school or at home, gets very anxious, just teach her the positive statement “ I can, I must and I will”. In the subconscious mind, repeated use of this statement starts rewiring the neural connections and makes your child develop a positive attitude towards any new task or learning. 

Simple positive affirmations to teach 5-year-old kids and above are:

  • I am brave
  • Today is going to be a good day
  • Today I choose to be happy
  • I will do my best
  • I can do hard things
  • I believe in myself
  • I am kind to myself and others
  • I am capable
  • I am blessed
  • I am responsible
  • I am beautiful
  • I listen to my parents’ words

A life of dreams isn’t easy. It requires a lot of hard work and consistent effort. A positive mindset will result in vibrant energy which in turn brings a good attitude in us. We are using positive affirmations method to teach the child to cope with stress and develop a good attitude towards the challenges they face in life. When we start programming the mindset of our child young, they are more open towards new ideas and concepts as they firmly believe their role models are parents and then teachers.

The best way to start your child’s day is through a positive affirmation, followed by a gentle hug. This small gesture gives the young child a lot of security and feeling of love. A monotonous tone with mundane routine will get the child bored easily. We must find innovative ways to keep the energy of the child high with enthusiasm. 

Follow the Positive affirmation technique with your child and share your comments. As this technique is only going to result in a quality parent-child bonding time, I suggest you do this at the same time every day, so the child starts looking forward to this special bonding time.

Benefits of teaching your child positive affirmation:

  1. Using the affirmation technique to children brings out success.
  2. As kids, this technique helps them to take right decision and develop a positive attitude.
  3. Strengthens the mindset of students as they often get confused by too many suggestions.

An experience of a child using positive affirmations:
A pretty 3-year-old girl who studied Pre- Kg in a school was timid but her mother had a desire to make her as a singer. She enrolled her in a one on one singing class  with a duration of half hour at beginning stage, slowly a group formed and the interest aroused for that specific child where she is studying in class 4 now. Do you know what made the child to learn singing? It is teacher and parent’s patience with positive affirmation as YOU CAN DO IT AND YOU WILL in pleasing manner with perseverance made the child to win. 

About the Author:

Lakshmi Sakthi Alagappan lives in Thanjavur in Tamilnadu, India. She is an administrative officer at Blossom Public School. She is an administrative officer at Blossom Public School. She likes reading books, listening to music, and surfing.

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