Encouraging Affirmations for Kids

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These are some example affirmations that let your child know what you appreciate about them. The more specific you are, the more impactful your words will be. Your children will love being validated for who they are!

"I love your creativity and the unique ideas you come up with in your drawings and stories."

"You have such a kind heart, sharing with others and showing compassion."

"Your curiosity about the world is inspiring; keep asking questions and exploring!"

"I'm amazed by your perseverance when you're practicing the piano; it's incredible how you never give up."

"Your enthusiasm for learning new things is absolutely contagious.”

"You have great patience when you're working through tough homework."

"Your sense of humor always brightens up our home, thank you for the laughter."

"You show such responsibility by doing your chores without being asked."

"I’m proud of the way you stand up for what is right and speak out against injustice."

"Watching you share your snacks with friends shows your generous nature, and I admire that about you."

"Your willingness to admit when you're wrong and apologize is a sign of great maturity."

"Your bravery in trying out for the school play was incredible, and I loved seeing you shine on stage."

"The detailed observations you make in nature show just how attentive and present you are."

"I respect the way you manage your time with schoolwork; it shows your strong work ethic."

"You’re a great team player, whether it's in sports or group projects; people can always count on you."

"The empathy you show your friends when they are having a tough time is inspiring."

"The effort you put into learning your lines for the school performance was impressive."

"Your ability to remember and recount stories from our family history shows your deep connection to our roots and heritage."

"Your intuition in understanding your own emotions and those of others is a precious quality that will take you far in life."

"Your self-discipline is exceptional, like when you set aside time each day for reading."

"I admire your courage in trying new foods and embracing different cultures."

"Your ability to stay calm under pressure, like in your basketball games, is incredible."

"You have an amazing imagination that brings your stories to life."

"I love your honesty; it's evident in how you communicate your feelings so clearly."

"Your patience with your little brother shows how caring you are."

"Your negotiation skills during family games night often leave me in awe."

"The kindness you show towards others is remarkable."

"You’re very insightful, especially when discussing your favorite books."

"You have a great sense for details; the care you put into drawing is evidence of that."

"Your good sportsmanship on the football field truly shows your character."

"I appreciate your diligence in remembering to feed the fish regularly."

"You have an amazing ability to find joy in the smallest things."

"Your energy and passion for dance is contagious and fun to watch."

"You're very good at expressing gratitude, like when you thanked me last night for making dinner."

About Kathy Slattengren

Kathy Slattengren

Parenting expert Kathy Slattengren, M. Ed., is dedicated to supporting parents in doing their best parenting. She helps families create homes where everyone feels accepted, heard, respected and appreciated.

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