And just like that summer break is over, and it’s time to head back to school. I mean, where did the summer go?
This time of year can be either exciting or bittersweet for us as parents. Especially for those who have kids starting school for the first time.
But whether you are a mom of multiple kids, or a first-time mom I know you tend to worry (we all do) about your child’s well-being. We want to make sure that all is well and that the school year is a success for them.
One of the ways that we can help to ensure a successful school year is by helping to boost our child’s confidence.
I am a firm believer in the power of words ( Proverbs 18:21 ), and I believe that by speaking positive words out loud daily helps to not only boost our confidence, but change the way we view a situation.
We often hear of affirmations for adults, but reciting positive affirmations also works for children too. Affirmations help by affecting the way they view themselves and their abilities.
The following words of affirmation are simple, yet relatable to children. They will help your child develop confidence for learning and also help them build positive relationships.
Repeat these often with your child and watch how their confidence grows.
Today is my day.
I am ready for school.
I am eager to learn.
I am ready to work hard.
I am a good friend.
I am a great listener.
I am an awesome helper.
I am confident.
I am worthy.
I am attentive in class.
I ask for help when I need it.
I am brave enough to try.
I stick to things and do not give up.
I strive for progress, not perfection.
It might take time and effort, but I will achieve my goals.
I stick with things and don’t give up
I can find the light in even the darkest space.
I do the best I can in difficult situations.
Hard work pays off.
I am smart.
I am unique and special.
I am an excellent student.
I can do hard things.
I make my parents proud.
I like my friends, and I am ready to make new friends.
I am courteous and kind.
I can remember new things.
I am excited about learning today.
I am excited to learn something new.
Learning is my superpower.
I am a leader.
I am confident, brave, and friendly.
I am going to take a deep breath, and I will do great.
I can learn anything.
I learn from my mistakes.
Mistakes help me learn and grow.
I am a problem solver.
When I don’t succeed I will try again.
I will always do my best.
I believe in my dreams.
How To Use Back to School Affirmations
Affirmations work best when they are said aloud every day. Repeat them on a consistent daily basis.
You can say them while brushing your teeth, getting dressed for school, while in the car (this is what I do with my son) or you can write a few and place them in your child’s lunchbox.
The goal is to get into the habit of saying them daily so that you are helping to build up your child’s confidence and self-esteem.