125 Positive Affirmations For Kids to Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

We’ve got to hand it to them, growing up as a kid during this time can be a tough ride. Sure, it comes with a lot of fun being out of school, but at the same time, children are also facing many difficulties, troubles, and fears including anxieties that are often difficult to understand for us as parents. Speaking as a mother myself, often times I feel helpless as a parent, not knowing what I can do to lighten up the mood of my kids and just “make things better”. But there are some simple things we all can easily do to support our kids during this challenging time – like giving positive affirmations.

What Are Positive Affirmations?

 

Put simply, positive affirmations are positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts. If you (or your kids) frequently find yourself getting caught up in negative self-talk, positive affirmations can be used to combat these often subconscious patterns and replace them with more adaptive narratives. Affirmations are small phrases or sentences we tell ourselves to help motivate, empower, or change negative or distorted thoughts. It is the foundation upon which Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was based. That is, the notion that changing our thoughts can lead to changes in our behaviors. It has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders. It is the kind of positive reinforcement that helps children with their self-confidence. These affirmations will not only make you feel good and happy but they can be very beneficial for kids, too.

Why Are Positive Affirmations So Important During Childhood?

 


Research has shown that we all learn our belief systems as little children. It is the very confidence system that functions as the foundation of our entire life. This means that adults move through life trying to practice situations that match their beliefs learned from their childhood. But it also means that we are often bound to the same limiting beliefs learned during childhood. These negative thought patterns can be attributed to childhood conditioning or unconsciously picking up negative beliefs.

For this very reason, it is so important to help your children establish a supportive belief system showing them a positive attitude to life. Showing them to “ Live Positively “. By doing so we can help our children to adapt good values and positive beliefs, which allows them to develop confidence and a healthy dose of self-esteem.
It is no secret that positive thinking can change our world. The minds of our children are growing and absorbing everything around them. By introducing kids to positive affirmations and encouraging them to use these, we can help promote positive thought patterns that may persist into adulthood.

Teaching Children About Positive Affirmations

 

Get your kids involved by perhaps creating affirmation cards! Have them write positive affirmations onto cards with bright colors and fun pictures. You will see how much your kids will love their self-created cards. They will be excited to flip through their stable of cards, reading the affirmations aloud. Below are 4 helpful tips to maximize the impact of the affirmation cards your kids create:

  1. Pick a Card: Encourage your child to pick a random card to be repeated for 3-4 weeks, until the next card.
  2. Repeat the Affirmation: Have your kid read the affirmation 5-10 times aloud.
  3. Make it Fun: Make sure your kid is in a good mood and reads the affirmation cards in a positive way.
  4. Time it Right: The ideal time to let your child read the affirmations is either in the morning or just before going to sleep. During these times your kids’ subconscious is more open to the affirmations.

125 Positive Affirmations for Children

 

In the following, you will find a selection of 125 very powerful and positive affirmations, specifically designed for kids. You can have your kids write them down on flip cards, along with little pictures to illustrate the meaning:

  1. I am loved.
  2. I am safe.
  3. I have lots of friends who love me.
  4. My dreams are coming true.
  5. I am helpful.
  6. I am friendly.
  7. Every problem has an answer.
  8. I am kind.
  9. I can do it.
  10. I play well with others.
  11. I’m intelligent.
  12. I learn from my mistakes.
  13. I act responsibly.
  14. I am calm.
  15. I love myself even though I sometimes fail.
  16. Every day brings new opportunities.
  17. I accept and love myself.
  18. I am kind.
  19. I am relaxed.
  20. I have faith in myself.
  21. I am brave.
  22. I have trust in myself.
  23. I am loving.
  24. I make great decisions.
  25. I am kind to all.
  26. I am protected.
  27. Whatever I do, I give my best.
  28. I am exactly where I need to be.
  29. I trust in my abilities.
  30. I am unique.
  31. I can become whatever I want to be.
  32. I embrace change.
  33. I make friends easily.
  34. My intuition is a guide showing me the right direction.
  35. I accomplish great results.
  36. I have a beautiful imagination.
  37. I am confident.
  38. I welcome the unfoldment of events.
  39. I am caring.
  40. I find creative solutions to my problems.
  41. I think positive.
  42. I am thankful.
  43. I enjoy testing new ideas.
  44. I have happy thoughts.
  45. I forgive others for their mistakes.
  46. I reach my goals.
  47. Problems are challenges to better me.
  48. I get better and better every day.
  49. I discover the beauty in everything.
  50. I have positive thoughts.
  51. I am in charge of my life.
  52. I enjoy discovering something new.
  53. My family and friends love me for who I am.
  54. I am a good friend to myself.
  55. I enjoy learning.
  56. I have many good friends.
  57. I am very creative.
  58. I believe in my abilities.
  59. I am persistent.
  60. I understand complex problems quickly.
  61. I am forgiving.
  62. I am honest.
  63. I am trustworthy.
  64. I always find ways to overcome challenges
  65. I am compassionate.
  66. I am open to new and exciting possibilities
  67. I make friends easily
  68. I am growing up well
  69. I give freely.
  70. I am a good influence on others.
  71. I draw inspiration from life and my role models.
  72. I am awesome.
  73. I have good friends.
  74. I am a good friend.
  75. I am thoughtful and kind.
  76. I enjoy spending time with myself.
  77. I am strong, inside and out.
  78. I am gentle.
  79. Miracles happen to me.
  80. I am joyful.
  81. I am patient.
  82. I am brave.
  83. I am perfect just the way I am.
  84. I keep my body healthy.
  85. I enjoy healthy food.
  86. I am ready to seize the opportunities of the day.
  87. I am awesome.
  88. I care about others.
  89. I feel joy in every corner of my body.
  90. I work hard.
  91. Life is fun.
  92. I meet the right decisions.
  93. I enjoy being cheerful.
  94. I am important.
  95. I can do anything.
  96. I am peaceful.
  97. I trust my intuition.
  98. I am thankful for being who I am.
  99. I see the good in myself.
  100. I enjoy being happy.
  101. I take pleasure in my life.
  102. I enjoy absorbing knowledge like a sponge.
  103. I am a winner.
  104. I am worthwhile of all the love and happiness in the world.
  105. I am proud myself.
  106. I take care of my responsibilities.
  107. I am beautiful.
  108. I like being challenged.
  109. I play an important role in the world.
  110. I replace anger with compassion.
  111. I am optimistic.
  112. I am beautiful.
  113. I am excited of the unknown.
  114. I learn from my mistakes.
  115. I love my family and friends.
  116. I receive all the help that I need.
  117. Everything works out just fine.
  118. Wonderful and awesome things happen to me.
  119. I am kind to others.
  120. I enjoy challenging myself.
  121. I forgive myself for making a mistake.
  122. I believe in myself.
  123. I believe in my dreams.
  124. I have the courage to be myself.
  125. I am okay with who I am.

“Thoughts affect your reality — they create an energy and perspective that shape your actions. Positive affirmations can help you adopt a positive mindset and changes in your life. Although there are many things in life we cannot choose, we can always choose new thoughts and perspectives — new ways of thinking and possibilities for the future.” – Unknown

The MIND ALGN TMS team is no stranger to the benefits of positive affirmations. In fact, it’s an integral part of our 6-Step custom-tailored process leveraging personalized Magnetic eResonance Therapy (MeRT) based on TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) to provide effective alternative treatments for neurological issues including safe treatment for anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, PTSD, drug addiction and many others. Visit mindalgn.com to learn how to get started with TMS from The Leader in TMS and MerT. The MIND ALGN TMS Therapy Team Serves Maryland, Virginia and DC.

Please seek help from a medical professional if your mental health is interfering with your ability to function daily. This advice is not to be used for any treatment or diagnostic purposes. This is only an information resource and not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255   @National Suicide Prevention

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