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If you think we’re sick of all the ups and downs at the moment, imagine how the little people who live with you feel? 🎢
Confidence can take a big hit in times of flux. So simple affirmations can be a great help. And how I like to use affirmations is I like to make them interactive.
Suggest a few positive things that you love about your child and then ask them for things that they think are really positive.
It can help to unwind issues that may not otherwise present themselves.
As parents we try our best. But sometimes, thinking we’re saying the right thing, we can actually really hurt our kids.
Who hasn’t been told that it’s ok that they’re artistic but not good at sport? Or something similar, or did that just happen in my house?
💕 The idea behind positive affirmations is to keep them positive.
If a child asks you a direct question like “Do you think I’m good at sports?” And you get the sense that they aren’t confident in this area, remember that sport is a wide area of talent. So perhaps ask them back the question? “What do you think?”
Just because a child can’t play one game doesn’t rule out ‘Sport’ as a category.
When I grew up, in the school I attended it was hockey or nothing. A bit of swimming and the odd bit of basketball!
Growing up and living abroad I discovered, netball, running, yoga, pilates, table tennis, croquet, bowling. 🏅🏑🏐🏒⚽️⛳⚾️🏏🏉🏈🏓🏸🏀🎿🥋🎯⛸🎳🥅🥊🎾
Same thing with music or art or anything.🎵
Give positive affirmations a try.
See if they mention positive things about themselves that you hadn’t thought of. You might discover something is important to your child that you hadn’t realised.
Notice do they change in their confidence when they return to school. Perhaps not, so keep using them.
You can extend this as an activity by creating an affirmation tree.
Draw a tree on a big piece of paper and then either print out lots of positive words, or you can get them to write them on to paper, cut them out and stick them around the tree.
If the tree looks a little bare, then suggest things that you love about them.
You could also do this on a wall where you use post its and put them somewhere that everyone sees. So that they often see the good things that they love about themselves.
Some kids are confident and they might tell you lots of things that they love about themselves.
But some might need extra encouragement.
Let me know what you find out.📝📞📲
I’d love to know how you get on.