You can’t choose your family.
While this is true, you can choose how you focus your thoughts about your family.
The most important people in our lives are within our family. Yet, we tend to take these significant people for granted. Positive family affirmations help us focus on all the good that our families contain and the potential for growth each member holds.
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them”.-Desmond Tutu
What are affirmations and why should you use them?
Affirmations are simple, positive statements we repeat to ourselves daily.
In neuroscientific research, MRI evidence suggests that neural pathways are increased when people use self-affirmations.(source) Plus, affirmations can reprogram the subconscious mind to change your beliefs.(source)
Affirmations guide us to create the reality we want and focus on the positive aspects of our life.
To put it simply, when we repeatedly practice positive thoughts, our lives run more smoothly. When used regularly, affirmations can:
- reduce stress
- motivate us to become healthier in mind and body
- increase academic achievement
- boost self-esteem
- make us more resilient to challenges
- give us a more optimistic mindset
Affirmations About Family
Positive family affirmations help us focus on the relationships and daily interactions we have with the people we are closest to. They aid us in modeling our core beliefs to our children and creating stronger relationships.
What do you desire for your family? What hopes do you have for the future of your spouse and children? We are more likely to bring about positive change by stating positive family affirmations.
1. I appreciate being with my family.
2. In our family, we value one another and the roles we play.
3. We are a strong family unit with unbreakable bonds.
4. We seek first to understand one another, then to be understood.
5. We can rely on one another, and that makes me feel supported and secure.
6. Every day we make new memories.
7. We say kind and encouraging things to one another.
8. We lift one another up with our words and actions.
9. I can ask my family for help and they will respond.
10. We show respect for one another.
11. We are happy together and can make one another smile.
12. I need my family and my family needs me.
13. We face new adventures together.
14. We face challenges together.
15. I can count on my family.
16. We encourage one another.
17. Our home is safe and peaceful.
18. Being together is the best place to be.
19. We are honest with one another.
20. We laugh, talk, and share experiences with one another.
21. My family teaches me new things.
22. I am stronger because of my family.
23. Each member of my family has wonderful strengths.
24. I am blessed to have these people to love.
25. Our family has a wonderful future ahead together.
Affirmations For Parents
When our oldest son was 3, he was having raging meltdowns that lasted for hours. I tried everything to help co-regulate his emotions. Yet most days I felt like a failure. After discovering that he had sensory needs, we were able to get help and put support in place.
But it was a challenging time.
Regardless of your specific story, parents need encouragement. These affirmations for parents remind you that you are indeed doing a good job. They give us hope and remind us of all the good in our children.
26. Every day, I show up to be the best parent for my children.
27. I am navigating a hard job, and I am doing it well.
28. It feels good to spend time with my children.
29. My kids are thriving and that makes me feel good.
30. Every day, my kids are learning valuable lessons that will serve them well in the future.
31. Small teachable moments will have big impacts on the future of my kids.
32. I am a good mom and my kids love me just the way I am.
33. I am the perfect mom for my kids, which is why they are mine.
34. I take deep breaths and am able to handle hard situations with my kids calmly.
35. Each day, I marvel at the wonderful characteristics my children have.
36. I enjoy the time I have with my child today.
37. I am filled with hope about my child’s future.
38. I love my children just the way they are.
39. My children are kind to others.
40. I provide a safe and secure home for my children to grow in.
41. I apologize when I make mistakes.
42. I tell my children I love them every day.
43. I take care of myself every day and in turn, I am a better parent.
44. I am a good role model for my children.
45. My child is safe, healthy, and loved.
46. I learn how to become a better parent with each passing day.
47. I can help my child when he/she is having a hard time.
48. I can handle whatever the day brings.
49. I will continue to model what I want to see in my children.
50. This too shall pass.
51. I am resilient, I am strong, and I am capable.
52. I focus on progress, not perfection.
53. My children don’t expect me to be perfect, they just want to be with me.
54. My child and I are a team, we solve problems together.
55. I find joy where we are at today.
56. I learn and grow with my child.
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Affirmations for Children
With everything that is thrown at our kids daily, they benefit from positive affirmations as well.
Pro Tip: School psychologist, Dr. Jamie Donnelly, recommends starting the day with writing a positive affirmation on a sticky note and putting it on the wall. When someone is having a bad day, they can take one of the short affirmations off the wall to utilize during the day.
57. I am an awesome kid.
58. I treat others the way I would want to be treated.
59. I am loved deeply just the way I am.
60. I have many strengths.
61. I am unique. No one else in the world is like me!
62. I can do hard things.
63. I am brave.
64. I ask for help when I need it.
65. I trust my parents to be there for me.
66. I am kind.
67. I can count on my adults.
68. I don’t have to do hard things alone.
69. I am smart.
70. I have the ability to work hard.
71. I am creative.
72. I do my best.
73. I am respectful and responsible.
74. I am a good helper.
75. I am important.
- Find 105 more affirmations for children and parents here that focus on mindset, kindness, courage, confidence, and gratitude.
Affirmations for Teens
Being a teenager is hard.
Teens today have the pressures of social media, school, and extra-curricular social activities. Not to mention the added stress of being a teen.
In fact, according to The National Institute of Health, nearly 1 in 3 of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder.
When it is a challenge to be positive, remind your teen that words are powerful. Use these affirmations geared toward teens.
181. I am smart, capable, and I make good decisions.
182. I can handle the responsibilities my parents and teachers have given me.
183. Life can be stressful, but I remember to breathe to help calm my body and mind.
184. It’s okay to make mistakes.
185. When I have a problem, I can ask (insert name) for help.
186. My feelings matter and they are relevant.
187. I am unique and my own individual.
188. I make smart choices for myself and my body.
189. I am growing and changing daily, and I like who I am becoming.
190. I am confident and have everything I need within me now.
191. I do not need to compare myself to others; I am amazing as I am.
192. I can say “no” and mean it.
193. I am safe and loved.
194. I can do hard things.
195. I am only responsible for myself and how I treat others.
196. I forgive myself when I make mistakes.
197. I am kind to everyone and I am kind to myself.
198. I am valued by my friends and family.
199. I trust myself to shape my life one day at a time.
200. I love every part of me.
201. I believe in myself and my abilities.
202. I will focus on the good thoughts today.
203. I accept and love my body the way it is.
204. Everything I do today will help me in the future.
205. I make good choices in my life and surround myself with positive friends.
Positive Relationship Affirmations
Next, focus on positive affirmations for relationships with your spouse or partner.
Affirmations for couples can keep you motivated during challenging times. They can make marriages stronger and remind you to show gratitude for your partner.
206. My partner and I are kind and patient with each other.
207. We offer words of encouragement to one another every day.
208. The loving relationship I have with my spouse teaches our children how to be in loving relationships.
209. My spouse is supportive and contributes positively to our family.
210. My spouse is an equal partner in every way.
211. My spouse and I are committed to one another.
212. My partner and I work to make our relationship stronger.
213. I think before I speak when I am frustrated with my partner.
214. We are open and honest with one another.
215. I respect the person my spouse is rather than the person I want him/her to be.
216. I intentionally focus on the positive aspects of my marriage.
217. My spouse and I communicate clearly and effectively.
218. We take care of our marriage/relationship by spending quality time together.
219. I forgive my spouse when necessary and I ask for forgiveness when necessary.
220. My spouse is my best friend.
221. My marriage is strong and I believe in it.
222. I will be patient and kind with my partner today.
223. My marriage makes me happy and fulfilled.
224. I enjoy being close and intimate with my spouse.
225. We are better together.
226. Our life together is full and we laugh together often.
227. We give each other space to pursue dreams and goals.
228. Every day our relationship strengthens and grows.
229. My partner has many positive attributes.
230. I love my partner and I choose to be in a healthy relationship with him/her.
231. My marriage is awesome.
232. I look forward to growing old with my partner.
233. The future is exciting with my spouse.
234. We demonstrate love for one another daily.
235. My partner has my best interest at heart and I have his/her best interest at heart.
236. It is a great feeling to wake up beside my partner each day.
237. Life is better with my partner.
238. Together, we are capable of raising kind and impactful children.
239. I am able to ask my partner for what I need.
240. We are a family that faces challenges together.
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I Am Grateful Affirmations for Family
Most of us feel most grateful for family. And we’ve all heard the positive implications of gratitude on our mental and physical health.
The more we practice gratitude, the more it manifests in us. So, put this into action by repeating these grateful affirmations.
241. I am grateful for my family’s unique talents and qualities that make us who we are.
242. I am grateful for our time together and try to make the most of every moment.
243. I am grateful for the love, support, and encouragement my family provides.
244. I am grateful for the laughter that fills our home.
245. I am grateful for dirty laundry, dishes, and a messy house because they are a sign of a full life.
246. I am grateful to be surrounded by people who love and care for me.
247. I am grateful to have a supportive partner that listens and loves me.
248. I am grateful for the amount of love we share inside our family.
249. I am grateful for the opportunity to raise my children.
250. I am grateful for busy schedules, noisy dinners, and joyful faces.
251. I am grateful for an abundance of love in our home.
252. I am grateful I can hug the people in my family today.
253. I am grateful for the strengths found in each member of my family.
254. I am grateful for how hard my spouse works to help support our family.
255. I am grateful for waking up and being greeted by excited faces today.
256. I am grateful for my extended family that provides positive support and care for my family.
257. I am grateful for my spouse and all he/she does.
258. I am grateful for the guidance my parents have offered during my life.
259. I am grateful for the chance to be a caregiver to many loved ones.
300. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to be a member of this family.
- Find 115 more gratitude affirmations here that focus on daily gratitude, self, and family affirmations.
Family Affirmations for Health
Affirmations for good health and healing are positive statements about your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. They are based on the thought that you can influence your health positively.
416. Today my family is happy and healthy.
417. I feel good I am able to provide nutritious food for my family,
418. I model and give my family opportunities to move their bodies daily.
419. We enjoy being active together which boosts our immune system.
420. I model healthy habits for my family and that feels good.
421. It feels good to have the resources needed to keep my family as healthy as I can.
422. When someone in my family is sick, I have the strength and resources to help them.
423. We value mental and emotional health as well as physical health.
424. I know how to take care of my family and my decisions reflect that.
425. We take care of our health by eating whole foods, moving our bodies and getting enough sleep.
426. We take care of our spiritual, emotional, and mental health. (Read more affirmations for anxiety and stress relief.)
427. Everyone in my family has a resilient immune system.
428. We are loved and protected by a higher power.
429. Our bodies were made to be strong, fight illness, and heal.
430. We are all going to be okay.
431. Today, I am living in the present instead of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future.
432. We are a strong family unit that takes care of one another.
433. We invest time in nurturing our bodies and our minds.
434. We have energy to live our best lives.
435. We awaken each day feeling refreshed and ready to accomplish our goals.
436. We breathe out stress and negative thoughts to stay healthy.
437. Today I can handle any health challenges that may come our way.
438. I have the power to make good choices for my health.
439. Health is a gift and we make rest and relaxation a priority to maintain it.
440. Today I will focus on how strong everyone in my family is in mind, body, and spirit.
How to Write Creative Affirmations
So, how do you create your own specific affirmations?
Effective affirmations are:
- Written in first person
- Focused on the positive
- Have an emotional impact
- Written in the present tense
- Reflect your core personal values (source)
When should I use family affirmations?
To be effective, family affirmations should be practiced every day. They can be repeated several times a day aloud to reinforce belief in the statement.
To get started:
- Practice first thing in the morning and before you go to bed.
- Post affirmations on mirrors, the refrigerator door, on the dashboard of car, or set an alert on your phone.
- Journal your affirmations daily and look in the mirror when you say them. (source)
What is the most powerful affirmation?
The most powerful family affirmations are specific and personal to your family situation.
Powerful affirmations are those you routinely speak, practice, and believe.
Want to take it one step further? Write a family mission statement to solidify your beliefs!
Apps that can help with family affirmations
- ThinkUp– This app has meaningful affirmations and is a good place to start when creating your own.
- Shine– This app will send you a text everyday. Shine claims that 93% of its users have reported improvements in happiness. (source)
- Unique Daily Affirmations– Receive one positive affirmation every day. You can also record your own affirmations.
To Consider With Happy Family Affirmations
When we state family affirmations, we create a healthier mindset for ourselves and our children.
“Speak what you seek until you see what you said.”-Unknown
Give this practice a try and share positive family affirmations that you use in the comments below!
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