Positive affirmations

90 Positive Affirmations for Kids

Confidence. Inner peace. Resilience. Positive affirmations for kids can have a beautiful impact on their psychological well-being. In fact, practicing affirmations consistently is one of the best things anyone, young or old, can do for mental and emotional health. And starting at a young age gives your child priceless tools that they’ll be able to use for the rest of their life. To help your kids overcome negative self-talk and replace it with positive thinking, we’re sharing our best affirmations for kids.

February 5, 2024
5 min

The top affirmations for kids

These powerful, inspiring affirmations can help your child reset their self-image and self-esteem for a happy, emotionally healthy child. 

But before we share our favorite affirmations for kids, here are a few things to consider. 

  • Choose only a few affirmations that resonate with your child. 
  • Make sure you set aside at least 5-10 uninterrupted minutes. 
  • Before you begin, help your child find their center by focusing on their breathing. 
  • If your child is a strong reader, you can print or write out affirmations together and give them privacy while they practice. 
  • If your child needs help reading affirmations, you can speak the affirmation first and then encourage them to repeat it, either out loud or in their head. 
  • After they repeat each affirmation, encourage your child to think about it, visualize it, and connect to it. 
  • If your child has a few favorite affirmations, encourage them to repeat them to themselves often. 

Remember, consistency is the key to success when practicing affirmations with your child! Ideally, you’ll be able to find a few minutes each day for affirmations.

General affirmations for kids

Just like adults, kids can feel anxious and insecure. 

Give them the tools they need to feel positive, calm, and productive all day with these general affirmations for kids. 

  1. My voice matters.
  2. I am wonderful even when I'm not perfect.
  3. It's ok to make mistakes.
  4. I am loved.
  5. It is okay to ask for help.
  6. I matter.
  7. I can make a difference.
  8. I do amazing things.
  9. I love myself.
  10. I can and I will.
  11. I am loved and accepted just the way I am.
  12. I am positive.
  13. I have kindness in my heart.
  14. I am honest.
  15. I am capable of so much.
  16. I welcome calm, positive feelings into my heart. 
  17. My family and friends love me.
  18. I am loved and lovable.
  19. I am calm.
  20. I grow happier every day.
  21. Today is my day.
  22. I cheer myself on the whole way.
  23. I can do it.
  24. I always do my best.
  25. I am a great listener.
  26. I am strong and creative. 
  27. I am figuring it out.
  28. I am small but I am mighty.
  29. I am motivated.
  30. I take it one step at a time.

For success at school

Classes… homework… studying for exams… 

Children spend a large part of their day at school or thinking about school. 

These affirmations for kids are designed to help them feel confident, bright, and ready to take on the school day, every day! 

  1. I do well in my studies.
  2. I can do this homework. 
  3. I strive to do my best every day.
  4. I learn from my mistakes.
  5. I have the words I need.
  6. I am comfortable asking questions. 
  7. I am a fast learner.
  8. I do my best, and that is enough.
  9. I am intelligent and focused.
  10. I am prepared to do well on exams. 
  11. If others can learn it, I can learn it.
  12. I enjoy learning new things.
  13. I am succeeding today.
  14. I am capable of anything I set my mind to.
  15. I am a smart student.
  16. I find it easy to remember the things I learn in class. 
  17. I study hard. 
  18. I am a good friend to my classmates. 
  19. I believe in myself. 
  20. I pass exams easily.
  21. My mind is a sponge for new information.
  22. I can retain information with ease.
  23. I am highly motivated.
  24. I am capable of achieving anything and everything I work for.
  25. I am able to learn anything I put my mind to.
  26. I overcome any academic obstacle.
  27. I believe in my ability to get great grades.
  28. I know my studying will pay off. 
  29. I love learning. 
  30. I answer class questions with confidence.

To help them form friendships

Having good friends is important at any age! 

These friendship affirmations for kids will help them be a good friend and choose good friends. 

  1. I am kind no matter what.
  2. I am a good friend.
  3. I am friends with people who treat me well.
  4. I make people around me smile.
  5. It is ok to set my own boundaries.
  6. I trust my friends.
  7. I am grateful for my kind, loving friends. 
  8. I let my friends know how much I like spending time with them. 
  9. I make my friends happy just by being myself. 
  10. I am a kind friend. 
  11. I am great at making friends. 
  12. I am a cheerleader for my friends. 
  13. I lift others with acts of kindness.
  14. I welcome new friends into my life.   
  15. I support my friends when they try something new. 
  16. My friends are my greatest treasure. 
  17. I am thankful for the people who choose to be my friend. 
  18. I choose friends who make me feel heard. 
  19. I accept my friends just as they are. 
  20. I make new friends without losing my old friends. 
  21. I have fun with my friends. 
  22. I find ways to show my friends how much I care about them. 
  23. I treat my friends with kindness and respect. 
  24. I am a loyal friend. 
  25. I let my friends know when they’ve upset me. 
  26. I find friends who make my days better. 
  27. I am allowed to end friendships that hurt me. 
  28. Being a good friend comes naturally to me. 
  29. I include new people into my friend group. 
  30. I see the many wonderful qualities of my friends. 

Final Notes

Kids’ minds are like sponges; they’ll soak up everything around them. 

It’s up to you to make sure that they’re soaking up peace, positivity, and love. 

And affirmations for kids are an easy, and beautiful, way to achieve this. 

Find time each day to practice affirmations with your child, and you’ll soon see the physical, emotional, and mental benefits. 

For more affirmations for your kids or for yourself, download the I am app. You can choose the categories that matter the most to you and set up reminders to keep you and your child inspired all day long. 

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