Sure, its easy to have confidence when life is good.
But one negative interaction can quickly turn things upside down in your head, and the stinking thinking can creep in.
In fact for each negative interaction, we need five positive interactions to balance our emotions and confidence (Gottman).
This isn’t just an adult thing. Our kids have their own soundtracks in their heads, shaped by interactions and events in their day that even a parent might not be aware of.
So how do you help your kids bounce back faster from negative moments? Teach them how to use positive affirmations everyday to build their confidence.
This will help them to remember the positive things about themselves, and to stay focused on who they are beyond the negative interaction they experienced.
Princess Winnabelle, from the Smart Girl Fairy Tale Series, looks in the mirror every morning and recites, “I am strong, I am smart, I am fancy, I am fierce.”
What an empowering way to start the day for a child!
I’ve put together a FREE .pdf of how to use positive affirmations with kids, as well as positive affirmation cards that you can print out and hang up.
Bonus, there is one page of blank cards for your child to write their own empowering affirmations.
Go out and raise emotionally resilient kids!
Get a copy of Princess Winnabelle and the Friendship Pie to read along with the activity!