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101 Affirmations for Children

by Evelyn on March 22, 2010

I compiled a list of affirmations for children recently from a wish to help mine with self-mastery and positive programming . As adults, many of our limiting thought patterns can be attributed to childhood conditioning or having unconsciously adopted negative societal beliefs. While we look for ways to help realign ourselves, how about starting with a better way forward in our children?

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Affirmations For Children in Homemade Flip Cards

Most certainly, we can help our kids with instilling good values, confidence, focus and belief. Positive affirmations for children can do a lot to assist them in developing healthy self esteem. We can also target some for the purposes of having an easier time with their school work.

If you like the idea as well, here is the list which I would like to share….

101 Affirmations for Children

1. I can do whatever I focus my mind on.

2. I am awesome.

3. I am very intelligent.

4. I am a fast learner.

5. I am worthy.

6. I deeply love and accept myself.

7. I enjoy learning.

8. Learning is fun and exciting.

9. I understand the lessons taught in school completely and quickly.

10. I believe in myself and my abilities.

11. While I appreciate details, I am able to also see the big picture in things.

12. I have many gifts and talents.

13. I learn from my challenges and can always find ways to overcome them.

14. I am open to possibility.

15. I embrace my fears fully and calmly.

16. I make like-minded friends easily and naturally.

17. I am healthy and am growing up well.

18. I have persistence in what I believe in.

19. Miracles happen to me all the time.

20. I am very creative.

21. Ideas for problem solving come easily and quickly to me.

22. I am a great listener.

23. My family, friends and teachers love me for who I am.

24. I am unique and special.

25. Opportunities come to me in good time.

26. I may make mistakes sometimes but I choose to learn from them.

27. I accept myself even though I sometimes make mistakes.

28. Every day and in every way, I get better and better.

29. My intuition guides me in what I do.

30. I am calm, relaxed and peaceful.

31. I am always in the right place at the right time.

32. I enjoy being, feeling and thinking positive.

33. Problems challenge me to better myself in every way.

34. I trust myself in making great decisions.

35. I am loving kindness to all.

36. I do my best in my work and tasks.

37. I am present.

38. I trust in my ability to solve problems.

39. I enjoy my own company.

40. I accept compliments graciously and openly.

41. I am whole and complete.

42. I enjoy trying new ideas.

43. I embrace changes in peaceful, harmonious and positive ways.

44. I believe I can be whatever I want to be.

45. I can visualize very well.

46. I am vibrant and have lots of energy.

47. I am divinely protected.

48. I am kind, generous and loving.

49. I complete my school work on time every day.

50. I am deserving of love, trust and kindness.

51. I achieve great and successful results.

52. I am brave.

53. I experience beauty wherever I go.

54. I have got an awesome imagination.

55. I am able to solve problems creatively.

56. All is well in the world.

57. I am thankful for my blessings.

58. I have a healthy relationship with my teachers.

59. I choose to forgive all others for any mistakes they have done.

60. I feel confident and secure.

61. I enjoy letting events unfold in good time.

62. I have loving, positive and happy thoughts.

63. I express my ideas easily.

64. I am courageous even when things are unknown to me.

65. I reach my goals easily.

66. I am in charge of my own life.

67. I enjoy playing games with my friends.

68. I am gentle with myself.

69. I have many friends who like being near me.

70. The trees, flowers and birds are my friends.

71. I radiate love and compassion.

72. Miracles happen to me every day.

73. I am on my way to creating great wealth.

74. I am excellent in languages.

75. I am quick and accurate with Mathematics.

76. I am able to analyze and see clearly for problem solving.

77. I read, write and learn fast.

78. I absorb knowledge like a sponge and am able to apply what I have learnt.

79. I do my best for my studies.

80. I am attentive in class.

81. I am a natural in _________ (sports).

82. I am on top of my classes.

83. I enjoy challenging myself in new ideas, possibilities and directions.

84. I am a winner!

85. I turn failures into opportunities for success.

86. I handle all my responsibilities and tasks well.

87. I enjoy eating healthy snacks.

88. I love my body.

89. I am honest and trustworthy.

90. I choose to look for the best way forward for myself.

91. I am able to understand and solve complex problem sums or questions easily.

92. I enjoy experiencing life in multiple ways.

93. I love being healthy!

94. I manage my time well.

95. I like being punctual.

96. I enjoy having habits that will help me have a happy, healthy and successful life.

97. I listen to my gut or inner wisdom closely.

98. I am able to easily draw inspiration from nature and life.

99. I believe in my dreams.

100. I have an excellent memory.

101. I am Me, and I am Okay! (Words quoted from Self Esteem Poem by Psychologist Virginia Satir. Featured in my How to Love Yourself post here).

Make Affirmation Cards For Children

The affirmation cards for my children were made with bright and fun colors. I added some pictures of flowers, stars and patterned paper to a stack of blank cards in blue. I had found the cards lying around and was wondering what to do with them when the idea struck that I should create affirmation cards on-the-go for them as well.

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Create Affirmation Cards: A Weekend or Holiday Project for Your Children?

For ownership, I decided to involve my two girls in the project. My kids helped with sticking the affirmations on and providing some ideas.

Their final feedback?

They love it! They enjoy flipping through and reading the cards aloud!

Share Your Affirmations For Children

Any affirmation for children that is not in my list and which you think is important? Do share your thoughts and ideas.

And now…..to more power in our kids,

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Lance March 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Evelyn,
What a great way to give your children one more way to be positively encouraged in their self esteem. And I think this all very much touches upon the idea that our kids can do whatever that song is in their heart. What you are giving your kids is another way to really believe in that, and know that it is a good place to be.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Lance,

I enjoyed how you expressed poetically about the song in our children’s hearts. Yes, we certainly can do more to help them with a skip and a beat.

With love,
Evelyn

Arjen March 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Hi Evelyn,
A wonderful list that not only helps children! I think most adults benefit from using your list as well. Thank you for these powerful affirmations.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Arjen,

Sure if we adults need more help with our Mathematics or to enhance our learning, many of my points on this list can be relevant too!!

To more power,
Evelyn

Rosangel March 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Hi Eve!!

Congratulations for this idea!! In fact, our thoughts are seeding when we are children and then we believe that thoughts are true when we became in adults.

Evelyn Reply:

Hey Rosangel,

Thank you for your feedback. Glad that you agree and like the idea too!

Abundance always,
Evelyn

Lana-Daring Clarity March 23, 2010 at 12:51 am

Evelyn, this is an awesome list of affirmations, thank you putting this together. I repeat a lot of those to my son on a daily basis and I’ll be sure to include the ones that I don’t. He is only 3, but this is the age when things literally imprint into his brain. Making affirmations cards together looks like so much fun!

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Lana,

Your son must be quite a darling at age three. What a nice age to start them on affirmations! I didn’t start mine until recently. We can certainly do a lot to help them at the subconscious level!

All the best,
Evelyn

John Choo March 23, 2010 at 6:24 am

Hi Evelyn,

This is really a great idea!!! Thanks again for sharing your great ideas again.

Appreciate it very much.

Cheers,
JohnChoo

Evelyn Reply:

Hi John,

Thank you for your feedback!

I have a ton of ideas all lying in the bank ready for me to draw out anytime. The only issue is which ones to pick….LOL! I certainly enjoy interweaving life tips with things that we can do and use on a practical basis.

Well, stay tuned and get access to more creative ideas!

All the best,
Evelyn

Kelly@SHE-POWER March 23, 2010 at 7:50 am

I love this idea, Evelyn. I also think it would be a lovely gift for a child to make and give to a friend. Share the positivity. I know which affirmation Riley would love about now: “I am awesome!” He’s so into that word at the moment. Everything is awesome.

Kelly x

Evelyn Reply:

Hi there Kelly,

Oh yes…thanks for the idea too….giving to friends will definitely make a lovely gift.

Riley is certainly good at picking out words. It is great that he has that belief! “Awesome” is something that we don’t usually say in Singapore but it is a word that I think can be used more often.

With love and hugs,
Evelyn

Boris March 23, 2010 at 8:54 am

Evelyn,
A very comprehensive list. Well done!
All the best,
Boris

Evelyn Reply:

Hi there Boris,

Thank you! Glad you like it!

All the best,
Evelyn

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord March 23, 2010 at 11:18 am

These are such great affirmations, and I wish someone had shared them with me when I was little. Evelyn, this is truly inspired, and I’m grateful that you put such great energy and ideas into the world.

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Megan,

You are most welcome :-)

I wish I have had them too when I was a little girl. Oh well…it’s time to do things better for the next generation!

With love,
Evelyn

Greg Blencoe March 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

Hi Evelyn,

While I don’t have kids yet, I think this is a fantastic way to get them thinking positively. And this is obviously extremely important.

Though not a lot, I know I still carried some negative emotional baggage from childhood until I cleared a lot of it out recently with EFT. It’s amazing how much things that happened in your childhood can impact your life years later.

I can’t think of a more important gift to give to a child than the ability to think positively.

Oh, and I love the affirmation cards. You are so artistic! I’m guessing people might start asking you to make more of these. While I’m sure you already have more than enough projects that you are working on, I personally think you could make a business out of selling these.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Greg,

Thank you for your lovely feedback. It’s great that you have had wonderful results with EFT. I did too! I teach my kids to use EFT and tap with using the positive affirmations.

Hmmm…make affirmation cards for sale? Now that is something I can think about. Thanks!!

Abundance always,
Evelyn

Hulbert March 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Great post Evelyn, this is really nice. This brings me back to elementary school and all the fun projects we would do like this… good times. I think creating creative flashcards with positive affirmations will definitely help the kids have higher self-esteem and confidence in themselves. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Hulbert,

I am glad you like the idea of having flashcards with positive affirmations on them. Yes, it can be rather fun to create them on our own! We can also think about making them as gifts for other children or use it as art therapy.

With love,
Evelyn

Lisa (mommymystic) March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Lovely, so glad you did this! We have a lot of stories that cover some of these themes, but I have been wondering at what point to do some sort of explicit affirmations. Do yours simply read through the cards? Do they repeat the phrases formally or anything of that type? Or is it more informal? Mine are still pre-reading, but when they are sick or I feel they are on the brink, I do have them say “I am healthy!” as robustly as possibly:-)

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Lisa,

I don’t make it a “religious” for my kids. They pick the stack of flip cards and read them on their own. It is rather informal.

However, in cases where we are hoping to address some negative emotion or for specific issues, we set aside some time to work through them. And this will include using positive affirmations for reframing over consecutive days, until problem is resolved.

Good idea on using positive affirmations when your kids are sick. I have tried it previously and it helps!

All the best,
Evelyn

Steven Aitchison March 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Hi Evelyn, this is a wonderful post and a great idea. Children take on so much in their heads and have so many false beliefs. Affirmations would be a great way to overcome self doubts and worry.

Evelyn Reply:

Hey there Steve,

Am glad you like the idea! To more power in our children!

With love,
Evelyn

Hilary March 23, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Hi Evelyn .. that is great – what a wonderful project .. and seems to have inspired everyone, as it should. I like what Kelly says .. make some packs and give to a friend .. give to a grandparent with some messages, to a person in hospital or who is seriously ill coming to terms with life .. they’d love to have some flip cards with hope on ..

Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with next and your other ideas relative to these .. brilliant .. cheering too .. thank you – Hilary

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Hilary,

I certainly like the idea of making gift cards for others too!

I look forward to us keeping each other inspired!

With love,
Evelyn

Chris Edgar March 24, 2010 at 2:16 am

Hi Evelyn — thanks for this. I like how a lot of this just encourages children to appreciate where they are and what they’re doing right now, which is so different from the messages I get the sense that kids usually hear — “Do this! Wear that! What you did isn’t good enough! What you just said was rude or wrong!” and so on.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Chris,

Yes, I have to admit that sometimes I am “guilty” of saying the wrong things too. But with reframing myself from my old beliefs, I begin to be more cognizant of the language I use in front of others. And that includes my children. I would like to think it helps to reinforce positive messages in them from young.

With love,
Evelyn

Jannie Funster March 24, 2010 at 11:26 am

Wow! I mean WOW, this is one of the most beautiful lists for people, big or small I have come across. I think my very favorites are that trees, birds and flowers are friends, tying in of course, with miracles happening daily. One big love.

And what a very lovely job you all did making the cards so pretty! My daughter and I will make this a project to remember! Thank You!!

xo

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Jannie,

I am sure that your daughter and you will enjoy making the cards together. Do be creative and add your own inspired ideas! You may just come up with something gorgeous and unique!

With love,
Evelyn

Bake March 25, 2010 at 9:02 am

Hi Evelyn,
I can always count on you to come up the most creative ways to teach Affirmations and the power of words to enhance ones well being. This is a great idea. I would say that when children learn these techniques and the power of their words at an early age, they will develop a healthy self esteem about themselves as they grow and mature as beautiful adults.

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Bake,

Life can certainly take on more beauty if we continually add inspired ideas to tried and tested ways and/or new perspectives to looking at old things.

Well, I hope to do what I can with my children. My wish is that they are happy and will lead inspired lives!

Abundance always,
Evelyn

Nadia - Happy Lotus March 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

Hi Evelyn,

You know what…I think adults could benefit from these affirmations as well. Your children are blessed to have such a mother and to be aware of the power of affirmations at such a young age.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi there,

Have been missing you a while. Yes, I can benefit from the affirmations myself too…LOL! And I am blessed to have my girls as well!

With love,
Evelyn

Davina March 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

What a great idea Evelyn. I love the look of these cards too. This would be an excellent project for kids to do in school. What else would be fun would be for a version of Valentine’s type cards, where kids write compliments to one another and pass them out. I love this!

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Davina,

The Valentine’s Day idea is awesome!! Would love to try it out someday!

With love,
Evelyn

Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice March 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Oh my goodness Evelyn, you are a genius! I do a lot work with children and I could make such great use of this list…this is an amazing idea which you could even turn into a book….seriously I’m gobsmacked by the simplicity and yet genius of it! I will definitely bookmark this post and refer back to it too!

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Amit,

I am glad that you find the post useful! Oh yes, do make use of it in your work with children.

Turn the idea into a book? Hmmm….thanks…may just do something about it!

All the best,
Evelyn

Catrien Ross March 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Evelyn, this is wonderful. And I agree with Amit – you can easily turn this into a book. What a creative way to engage your children in developing a positive, life-affirming attitude in the world – and demonstrating your love for them in this amazing activity. It seems like so much fun for everyone, too.

Thank you for sharing your inspiration and artistic heart!

Evening greetings from the mountains in Japan – Catrien Ross.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Catrien,

I will most certainly consider putting my ideas into a book.

You inspire too with your lovely pictures in the mountains and the reminders of peace and tranquility.

With love,
Evelyn

Dragos Roua March 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Amazing idea, Evelyn

As a parent of a 4 year old myself, I know the value of positive affirmations too well. You have a great list of gems here, really grateful to you for sharing this :-)

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Dragos,

I am happy to know that you like the idea. Thanks for your warm support and encouragement!

With love,
Evelyn

Lauren Lionheart March 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Oh those are brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this idea and that long list of affirmations with us.
As a lover of paper crafts, this is very inspiring to me. I used to make cards all the time, but often had way more made than people to give them to! Eventually I stopped making them; my stack of cards was getting too large. Now I’m thinking about using your idea, and giving myself permission to just be as prolific as I feel like! What a wonderful feeling :)

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Lauren,

Oh yes, keep yourself in the flow of creativity!

I am a lover of papercrafts as well. I hope to use them meaningfully for works of inspiration. I look forward to sharing more of these on my site, in the weeks to come.

With love,
Evelyn

Skoglys March 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Hello Evelyn,

What a fantastic idea ! Wow :)
I hope one day affirmations will be a subject in school as well, hihi ;p

Love to you and your beautiful girls <3

Evelyn Reply:

Hi there,

Hmmm….your comment makes me wonder why affirmations have never taught in school!

Thank you for your lovely comment about my girls :-)

Evelyn

Mel Clifford April 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Hi Evelyn
I came accross your webiste and read some of your posts- good stuff and I will be back. I thought I would add two more to your 101 Affirmations for Children and make it 103
I smile and laugh every day
I am me and I am different thats what make me special
Thanks for giving me this opportunity to read you posts and make my comment – keep it up well done
Kind Regards
Mel

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Mel,

I like the “smile” affirmation, something that I need to encourage my girls to do more with strangers! Myself including!!!

:-)
Evelyn

Jeremy Johnson April 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Wow, this was such a cool idea. I have an almost 3 year old daughter who could get great use out of this. I wonder what you think about making cards and then adding a picture to each one with the words. I’m going to make a set of cards for our three year old daughter. Thanks so much!

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Jeremy,

You can do anything you wish with your cards. Kids can be very visual. Remember the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”?

Glad you like the idea!
Evelyn

Ben Klempner, MSW April 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Evelyn,

I love this post!!! Simple yet Profound. Easy yet Complex.

Thank you.

Ben

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Ben,

Thanks for your feedback :-)

Stay awesome!

Evelyn

Rachel April 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Thank you so much for all the beautiful contributions you make to this world.

Evelyn Reply:

Hello Rachel,

Thank you for your appreciation! While I enjoy giving and sharing my ideas, I am grateful to receive your lovely feedback.

May your light shine always!
Evelyn

DaveUrsillo April 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

Wonderful messages for children. I recently gave my 7 year old god daughter a “good deed diary” in which she would try to record one good deed every day in hopes that it would instill a sense of selflessness and giving at a young age. She has taken on to it! As incentive to keep her going, I give her new stickers to decorate the pages every now and then.

Thanks for this great idea.
Dave

Evelyn Reply:

Oh wow, I am very impressed! Love your idea!! Thumbs up to rewarding her with stickers to decorate the pages!

To more power in our children,
Evelyn

halfling July 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

What a great list of affirmations for children. I am introducing the idea of affirmations to my children, in particular to try and reverse my son’s negative way of thinking into something positive. Based on reading I have been doing on various sites I explained to him that they are like magic words (he is 8) and if repeated often enough they gain enough strength to become true. Thanks for such a great list as well as the idea of the cards. I think we will be making some at our house soon.

Evelyn Reply:

Hi there,

Repetition is key! Even for myself as an adult, I need constant reminders. What more about our children? I am happy to know that you are going to put this post into action. Hope your son gets a lot of fun out of the exercise too!

All the best,
Evelyn

Luisa July 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

I just came across your website and I love it! :)
The 101 Affirmations For Children is an excellent idea and I completely agree that children should be taught such basic [yet very important] ideas and beliefs from a very young age. I am a teenager and I wish I had received those sort of phrases of encouragement at kindergarten or at school! Nevertheless, I am finally beginning to really see the importance of self-love and spirituality.

Anyhow, Evelyn I must thank you for making such an uplifting website. It has truly brought a smile to my face. :)
Have a nice day!

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Luisa,

It is nice to have a teenager on my site and appreciating the essence of my posts. You are at a distinct advantage for having understood the importance of self-love and spirituality. May you share your light with others too one day!

In loving abundance,
Evelyn

Sundance August 3, 2010 at 1:44 am

Evelyn,

I really love your website, however; I lost the link to your daily “Inspirational Messages”.

Please link….

Thank you,

Sundance

I am looking

Pete October 3, 2010 at 12:38 am

This is very good :)
When I was a kid, my mathematics teacher always told me “you cant”, and I was really fed up with my studies. Now I understand the most important thing is to plant these kind of positive affirmations in a students mind, so that he’d be the most he can. And I know she did it on purpose, because I wasn’t her favorite student in the class. I was thinking how could some one be so cruel to a 12 year old ?

Lisa October 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

Hi Evelyn,
Thank you so much for the list of affirmations and the card idea! I am a speech/language pathologist working in a public elementary school and I have made a set to use with my students. The student chooses a card on the ring and reads it aloud or I read it to him/her, then we briefly discuss it. I tell the children that is their thought for the day. I have also started taking the cards to our special education meetings to use with my colleagues. We also need to do some positive thinking if we are to be modeling it for our students! I love it! Thanks again!
Lisa

Lisa October 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

P.S. I also wanted to mention that I introduce the idea of affirmations by reading Louise Hay’s book entitled, “I Think, I Am”. This is a book for children explaining what affirmations are and how to use them. Great book and goes so well with the cards.

Evelyn Reply:

Good for you, Lisa!!

All the best,
Evelyn

Nici November 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Hi Evelyn – great list! I am a bit confused how to do affirmations with my 3 year old if she cant read yet? Do I ask her to repeat them after me? Or if I am reading them to her do I change “I” to “you”?

Thanks Nici

Evelyn Reply:

Hi Nici,

Choose the simple ones so that she can understand them. She doesn’t need to read them but repeat after you. Stick to the “I” and have her parrot. More importantly, do them with lots of hugs and kisses!!

With love,
Evelyn

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