Affirmations are a brilliant way to help children build confidence.
An affirmation is a positive word or sentence that you repeat to yourself to help you feel better, feel confident and happy.
I always explain to children that Just as we eat healthy food to help our bodies grow strong and healthy so we have positive and happy thoughts to help our minds so we can grow up feeling strong and confident inside.
Affirmations are short statements of personal belief that make us feel good about ourselves and our abilities and achievements.
Top athletes use affirmations to help them achieve their goals and improve their performance.
Positive affirmations help us reduce negative self-talk and remind us of who we are, our greatness and what we want to achieve. The more we repeat happy and positive thoughts, the more happy and positive we feel.
The more we think happy and positive thoughts, the more likely we are to say positive words and so it perform positive actions.
Ideally affirmations are in the present tense and first person. So we say I AM CONFIDENT. For a child who might not believe this, they can say I CAM BE CONFIDENT or I WILL BE CONFIDENT.
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