Positive Parenting: Daily Affirmations For Little Ones
While our big kids head off to school, use these 8 daily affirmations for little ones to express your positive parenting values and wishes for your baby's future.
Give the Gift of Affirmation
With the big kids heading off to school, we mustn’t forget our youngest students and their ever adsorbing natures. We are our little one’s first teacher, and everything we project into their world impacts their developing understandings. Give your youngest learners the gift of affirmation with these 8 simple, daily messages that will evoke self confidence, gratitude and the knowledge that they are important to your world.
I Love You, Baby
Of course you love your baby. But between sleepless nights, nap time struggles, lunch time chaos, this simple (yet arguably the most important) affirmation to give your baby every single day is that they are loved. Affirmations induce vibrations that soothe our littlest ones. Hold them close, tell them every day and let those “I am loved” vibrations seep into your baby’s being.
Affirm Their Special Qualities
Especially true for those of us parenting more than one child, affirming to our youngest children that they are indeed unique can go a long way in their self confidence. While combating sibling rivalry might be difficult, remind your little one that they possessive special qualities that are unique to them.
Safety For Sensitive Babies
Little ones who are overtly sensitive can benefit from daily affirmations of safety. Whether it be fear of loud trucks or a friendly stranger waving hello, daily affirmations of safety can help a sensitive baby feel more secure. One that I used regularly with my daughter, the simple phrase “I am safe” while holding her close would ease her anxiety. To this day, when embarking on a new adventure (like preschool!), my daughter relies on that affirmation to give her strength and confidence to pledge forward.
In hopes of raising our son to be a true gentleman, I use this affirmation often. In expecting our little boy to show kindness to others, I affirm that quality of his temperament. Good for both baby girls and boys, a daily affirmation of kindness expresses to your littlest one the value you place on respect for others. However, specifically for my growing boy, I affirm kindness so that, even if the world expects him to be otherwise, he displays gentleness and kindness in the face of negativity.
Be Open To Prosperity
So many parents want more for their children; start with affirming all the wealth and prosperity that their lives are open to. Affirmations always begin with a positive statement. Refute the temptation to voice what you don’t have and focus on prosperity. A closed hand cannot reap the benefits of possibility. Affirm those things that make you feel rich and remind your baby (and yourself!) that good things are on the way.
Inspire Self Confidence
The world can be a scary place for little ones! Giving your baby simple, affirming reminders of their inner confidence in moments of fear or confusion can provide that bit of inspiration to be brave. Give them a positive inner voice of strength on a daily basis from the first years of life, in hope that your child will lean on those affirmations when their fears move from stranger anxiety to back to school fears.
You Have Much To Be Grateful For
Affirmations of gratitude should exist every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Being grateful on a daily basis can help your child find happiness in even the smallest moments of life. We all have something to be grateful for – our health, our wealth of family, the baby we hold in our arms – be sure to model gratitude and affirm that quality in you little ones on a daily basis.
I Love Me!
Life is an incredible gift that is not to be taken for granted or squandered on negative thoughts. Affirm this belief to your baby every day with affirmations that express how deeply you love your life, your baby’s life and those of your family. Use the words, let them feel that presence of mind and how much you value positivity. What we say to and around our children directly impact who they become from their first moments of life. Use positive affirmation for the benefit of your little one, knowing and accepting that they will also benefit you.
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