Smart, Kind, Important: Mirror Affirmations for Kids of Every Age

Smart, Kind, Important: Mirror Affirmations for Kids of Every Age

4 May 2022 • Words by Samantha Redgrave-Hogg 2 mins

A little spoonful of self-compassion can help kids feel smart, kind, and important. Affirmations are a simple but powerful way to teach your child the value of positive self-talk. The National Library of Medicine tells us that ‘self-affirmation alters the brain’s response to health messages and subsequent behavior change.’

Kids also feel safe with familiarity and repetition so them setting aside some time to replay these helpful words can get their day off to a great start! To top this off repeating affirmations into a mirror can help kids feel more impactful. Kids can learn to connect with themselves and absorb the words they say more deeply. You can even try writing some or ask your child what they would like to hear about themselves. Making affirmations as specific as possible can also feel super rewarding. It’s vital that kids feel like they matter so we have put these few as a great confidence kickoff.

Smart, Kind, Important: Mirror affirmations for kids

I have love in my heart and act with kindness.

Trying my best is always enough.

I take care of myself and my feelings.

I am lovable and deserving of love.

I have my own set of goals and get better every day.

My mistakes help me learn and grow.

I am compassionate and a great friend.

I am open to learning new things.

I listen to others and show my support. 

Today, I am proud of who I am.

My breath is my great friend when times are tough.

I deserve my place in this world.

I am smart, strong, and special.

I am important. I matter. I believe in myself.

I concentrate and can do difficult things.

I have a gentle heart and radiate love.

I am beautiful just the way I am.

I am grateful for everything I have.

No one is worse or better than me.

I believe in my dreams.

Try posting them up on a mirror and encourage your child to repeat them every day. The morning works well! If they are not in the mood, it’s never a good idea to push them as this can be counteractive. If you would love to know more, try this Benefits of Daily Affirmations on Positivity. Let’s all be part of raising kind, positive and confident kids. Imagine a world where our children really know how to love themselves… maybe us parents should come along for the ride too.

Samantha Redgrave-Hogg