Speaking Positive Affirmations to Our Children




Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21


My writer's block became instantly unblocked when I received a text from a friend about an upcoming gender reveal invitation that had been circulating on social media. The graphic image read Glocks or Glitter. A Princess or a Killer.


I don’t know if this invite was a joke, I certainly hope it was, but it got me thinking about how we speak to and about our children.


Having children is a serious business and not to be taken lightly. I prayed for each of my children, declaring and decreeing over their lives before they had even taken their first breath. As I aged and matured, my prayers became more laser-focused. With my last pregnancy, my prayers extended beyond my rote declarations of health and longevity and even covered this child’s personality, and so much more. Shortly after my son had been born, he was briefly hospitalized. I ran home one night to shower and when I returned a nurse was standing over his bed smiling.


“He has such a sweet disposition," The nurse said. "What did you do during your pregnancy?”


That’s when I knew positively affirming and speaking life really works!


My faith has played an important role in how I’ve raised my children, but this isn’t a secret or method privy to believers only. This is attainable for every mother that loves her children.


As the school year starts, I encourage you to speak affirming language to your children. In this world, they will have enough to contend with. Home is where we affirm, love, and fortify them.


Here are some positive affirmations for your little and big ones.


You are going to have an awesome school year.

You will have the best teachers who enjoy having you in their class.

You are going to learn so much this year.

You are going to make great friends this school year.

You are so responsible.

I’m so proud of you for doing your homework.

You gave your best effort.

I am impressed with your hard work.

Will you show me how you did that?

Wow, you are so smart.

I am so lucky to be your Mom.

You’re the best big sister, brother, cousin, etc.

You’re the best little sister, brother, cousin, etc.

Every time I think about you, I smile.

You are my favorite person.

It takes a lot of courage to ask for help.

I’m always here for you.

Thank you for always telling me the truth.

I love your hugs.

I like your haircut.

I like your hair.

I love spending time with you.

You are so handsome.

You are so beautiful.

I love spending time with you.

You are so special to me.

You are the best helper.