50 Affirmations to Build Confidence in Kids

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What are affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements intended to counteract unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Generally, affirmations are spoken out loud as a way of declaring the statement to ourselves and the world around us. This act can be done individually, or as a family and can offer benefits such as increased positive thinking and bringing greater unity and common vision to a group.

I find it best to start with 1-10 affirmations that particularly speak to the struggles within an individual’s life in the current season and repeat those affirmations daily. You can then adjust the affirmations as often as necessary, taking out any that no longer serve a purpose and adding new statements speaking to a more timely issue.

To create an affirmation routine, choose a regular time (or times) that work for your family and practice saying your affirmations at that same point each day. First thing in the morning, on the car ride to school, or at bedtime are some common practices. You can even combine affirmations with other positive grounding rituals such as daily prayer, applying essential oils or mealtimes.

50 Affirmations for kids

      1. I am loved.
      2. I am enough.
      3. I am an amazing person.
      4. Today is going to be a great day.
      5. I am courageous.
      6. I am kind.
      7. I am strong.
      8. I can control my own happiness.
      9. I have people who love and respect me.
      10. I stand up for what I believe in.
      11. It’s okay not to know everything.
      12. I can do anything I put my mind to.
      13. I have everything I need right now.
      14. I am capable of so much.
      15. I believe in myself.
      16. I am proud of myself.
      17. I can make a difference.
      18. Good things are going to come to me.
      19. I matter.
      20. I am ready to learn.
      21. Every day is a fresh start.
      22. If I fall, I will get back up again.
      23. I am whole.
      24. It is enough to do my best.
      25. It’s okay to make mistakes.
      26. I deserve all good things.
      27. I am thankful for today.
      28. I strive to do my best every day.
      29. I’ve got this.
      30. Today I am going to shine.
      31. I’m choosing to have an amazing day.
      32. I am in control of my emotions.
      33. I am calm and relaxed.
      34. I am beautiful inside and out.
      35. My voice matters.
      36. I accept myself for who I am.
      37. I am building my future.
      38. I choose to think positively.
      39. My happiness is up to me.
      40. I can change the world.
      41. I am smart.
      42. I am important.
      43. I forgive myself for my mistakes.
      44. My challenges and mistakes help me learn and grow.
      45. I am perfect just the way I am.
      46. I can do hard things.
      47. I am going to get through this.
      48. All of my problems have solutions.
      49. Everything will be okay.
      50. I can take it one step at a time.
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Shannon recently moved to Columbus with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading books, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog shannonmangerchine.com.

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