Positive affirmations to practise with your children

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It’s 2022, and by now we thought the challenges of the last two years would be heading towards a steady decline.

Although we have come a long way through the pandemic, as fathers and parents, we continue to be faced with many challenges ourselves, and our children are still in the midst of it too.

Whether it’s the  sports carnival your child has been training so hard for, but now has to miss out on because they are isolating due to COVID, or they are having a difficult time re-integrating back to ‘normal’ school-life. These are all challenging things for kids to face on a daily basis. According to Raising Children, taking time out of your day to practise positive thinking has an impact on happiness and overall sense of wellbeing.

During uncertain times, it can be easy to focus on the negatives and forget about the positives in life. But by making a conscious effort to think more positively, helps to put the difficult times in perspective.

As a father, your child is always looking to you for guidance. By modelling positive thinking you help to shape their mindset and outlook on life, even when things are challenging.

Positive thinking can be practised through an activity like reciting positive affirmations. This can be done in the morning or before bedtime.

Eight positive affirmations to try with your child: 

  1. I have great ideas
  2. I am on this earth for a reason
  3. I can handle this, nothing lasts forever
  4. Learning and growing isn’t easy, but it’s worth it
  5. Mistakes are invitations to learn something new
  6. It’s ok to ask for help when I feel overwhelmed
  7. I can take quiet time when I need it
  8. I treat others the way I want to be treated


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