150 Positive Affirmations for Kids To Feel Confident & Happy (2024)

Positive affirmations for kids are so important!

Growing up is hard.

For the first time, our innocent children experience self-doubt, criticism, and difficulty. Plus, as they leave their young years, the world begins to give them messages about what they can and can’t do. It’s a confusing mix!

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Navigating this world with love and confidence is not always easy.

The Benefits of Morning Affirmations for Kids

Affirmations can help. Repeating these affirmations helps kids build a positive self-identity (source). They begin to see themselves as flexible, positive, and capable.

Then, when they face a difficult situation, they can use inner thoughts to guide their reactions. Plus, if they learn to practice affirmations at a young age, it makes it easier to choose positive thoughts later in life (Bloch, 2015).

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*Don’t forget to download the Free Affirmations Ebook below!

Positive Kids Affirmations That Inspire

Mindset Words of Affirmation for Kids

First, these phrases are for encouragement and general mindset.

1. I practice a positive attitude.

2. I choose my attitude and the way I carry myself.

3. I find the positive, even in a hard situation.

4. I’m here for a reason. A purpose.

5. I trust that I am on the right track.

6. I choose how I respond to others.

7. I do my best. Then, I let go of the rest.

8. If I’m overwhelmed, I just choose the next right step.

9. I choose to be happy today.

10. I am a happy and healthy person.

Related: Inspiring Words of Encouragement for Kids

Powerful Kids Kindness Affirmations

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11. I am kind and friendly to others.

12. I include others because I am kind.

13. I am a kind kid.

14. My words matter (to myself and to others).

15. I treat others how I want to be treated.

16. It feels good to be kind and giving to others.

17. I see the good in others.

18. I carry love and kindness in my heart.

19. I am happy when I am kind.

20. I am a good friend.

Check out amazing kids books about kindness and kindness quotes for kids.

Daily Courage Affirmations for Kids

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21. I am brave.

22. I like trying new things.

23. I am open to new possibilities and new doors that open.

24. I stand up for myself and others.

25. I take a chance, even when it’s uncomfortable.

26. I stretch myself to see how much I can do.

27. I have the courage to say “no” if I need to.

28. I am creative and open to new things.

29. I am the captain of my ship. I choose where and how I sail.

30. I am brave enough to ask questions and ask for help.

Positive Grit Affirmations for Kids

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These daily positive kids affirmations help develop the values of determination and perseverance.

31. This is tough. But I am tougher.

32. I do hard things.

33. I give my best effort.

34. I can always try again.

35. I stay with a problem, even when it’s hard.

36. Challenges make me stronger than before.

37. If I fail, I get back up again.

38. I am a problem solver, even if it takes time.

39. I live life to the fullest, and give each day my all.

40. I let go of the habits and fears that limit me.

Growth Mindset Affirmations for Students

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41. I am always learning something new.

42. I am an amazing learner.

43. I ask questions when I don’t understand.

44. I am curious.

45. If I struggle, I just need more practice.

46. Good things take time and effort.

47. I learn from my mistakes, and use them to grow.

48. If I can’t do something, it’s only because I haven’t learned it yet.

49. I can learn new strategies and ways of doing things.

50. It’s good to make mistakes.

51. Everyone is a beginner when they learn something new.

52. I create new habits and goals. (Here’s a great list of good habits for kids)

53. I only compete against myself and how much I’ve improved.

54. Mistakes are opportunities to grow.

55. I learn from people who are different from me.

Daily Positive Self Love Affirmations for Kids

Use these positive kids affirmations to build self-esteem, love, and confidence.

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56. I strive to get better, not perfect.

57. I stand up for myself.

58. I am the only me there is.

59. I am beautiful inside and out.

60. I love who I am.

61. I deserve good things to happen to me.

62. I am proud of myself.

63. I love myself and my uniqueness.

64. I am loved deeply.

65. I rest when my body and mind tell me to.

66. My power is on the inside.

67. I say kind thoughts and words to myself.

68. All that matters is what I think of myself. (Not what other people think)

69. I don’t need to be perfect.

70. It’s ok to ask for help when I need it.

71. I listen to my feelings and express them when I need to.

72. It’s ok to feel bad sometimes.

73. I listen to the voice inside of me. (My gut, heart, intuition, etc.)

74. I take care of myself.

75. I let go of what I can not change.

Related Post: List of Self-Love Affirmations & Self Love Challenge Ideas

Uplifting Gratitude Phrases

76. I am thankful for today.

77. I am grateful for small everyday things.

78. I am grateful for the wonderful people in my life.

79. I am thankful for my body and everything it can do.

80. I am grateful for the amazing moments of today.

81. I notice when someone is kind to me.

82. I am thankful for what makes me unique.

83. I am grateful for my talents and gifts.

84. I am grateful for kind friends and loving family.

85. I am a grateful person.

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Inspiring Confidence Affirmations for Kids

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86. I am capable, strong, and confident.

87. I can do anything I put my mind to.

88. I believe in myself.

89. I am a leader.

90. I believe in my dreams.

91. I make a difference in the world.

92. I can accomplish anything if I’m willing to work for it.

93. I can do amazing things.

94. I say no to others if I need to.

95. I have no limits to what I can do.

96. I am a great listener.

*If your child suffers from anxiety, try these affirmations to help anxiety, and this list of good things for people with anxiety.

Kids Affirmations for Positive Intention

Now, here are a few phrases that may be fun to try with visualization and encouragement for a particular day.

97. Today, I am kind to someone.

98. Today, I am calm, relaxed, and at peace.

99. Today, I make great decisions.

100. Today, I enjoy trying something new.

101. Today, I try my best in my tasks and actions.

102. Today, I radiate love and kindness.

103. Today, I have lots of energy.

104. Today, I am gentle and loving to myself.

105. Today, I take on a new challenge.

106. There is no one better to be than myself.

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107. I get better every single day.

108. Today, I will work through my problems.

109. Today, I will show leadership in all that I do.

110. I am free to make my own positive choices.

111. Today, I will make a difference.

112. I am in charge of my life.

113. I have the power to make my dreams come true.

114. I believe in myself and my abilities.

115. I am open and ready to learn new things.

116. Today, I get a fresh start.

117. Today will be a great day.

118. Today, I will breathe deeply and feel calm.

119. Today, I choose to think only positive thoughts.

120. I have what I need to succeed today.

121. I will live in the present today.

122. Today, I will spread light and positivity.

Positive Affirmation Video

Use this video at home or in the classroom for a positive way to start a day.

Positive Affirmations for Teens

Being a teenager is hard. Use these positive affirmations to help support your teen as they grow.

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123. I am capable of making great decisions.

124. Life can be stressful, but I remember to breathe to calm my body and mind.

125. My feelings are relevant and important.

126. I make smart choices for myself and my body.

127. I love and accept my body as it is.

128. I am unique and I embrace that with confidence and love.

129. I stand tall with confidence and self-assurance.

130. I am worthy of love and respect.

131. I am strong enough to resist negative infleunces.

132. I embrace my differences.

133. I can be myself.

134. I can stand up for what I believe in.

135. I am strong enough to resist negative influences.

136. I am resilient.

137. I prioritize my well-being.

138. I embrace change and adapt to new situations.

139. I deserve respect, kindness, and support from others.

140. I won’t let others bring me down.

141. I surround myself with people who lift me up.

142. I ask for help when I need it.

143. I communicate openly and honestly with others.

144. I set boundaries and honor my values and well-being.

145. I choose friends that make good choices, are kind, and lift others up.

146. I choose healthy and respectful relationships.

147. I manage my time effectively.

148. I work hard and am motivated to reach my goals.

149. I am focused and attentive in my studies.

150. I am proud of who I am becoming.

Want a positive affirmations for kids printable pdf? Check out the free ebook below!

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How do you teach affirmations to children?

First, keep in mind that positive kids affirmations are not about perfection. They are about identifying with important values. So, if that’s a worry for your child, put him or her at ease.

Next, explain what daily affirmations are for. They are a tool to create new encouraging thoughts. Words that help us feel happy, strong, and kind.

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Fill a jar with positive affirmation cards for easy use.

And now, practice them!

School psychologist, Dr. Jamie Donnelly, recommends starting the day by 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.

This can be a quick activity. Keep it simple and it will be an easier habit to build over time.

Also, it’s important for kids to see you doing your own affirmations! So, check out these morning, self-love, or bedtime affirmations for adults.

4 Quick Tips for Effective Results

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Next, check out these ways to make positive affirmations for kids especially powerful. Then, read on for 16 great affirmations for parents!

1. Look in the Mirror

If you’re looking to add a more powerful punch to your affirmations, write them down in a journal and practice them in the mirror (Alexander, 2011).

2. Try a Challenge

Challenges are amazing ways to enforce a new habit. So, if you need a small boost to get you going, engage in a 30-day affirmation challenge. As you go along, give your kids a fun reward or let them pick a kids coupon to keep motivation high.

Alternatively, also find a friend or another family to hold you accountable.

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3. Repeat Them Often

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As with ALL affirmations, the change in thinking patterns takes place over time. You have to be consistent about repeating your affirmations and making it a daily habit. So, for best results, no skipping!

Grab your kids affirmation cards to cut out in the Family Pack.

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4. Read Them to Young Kids

Finally, with kids that are too young to read, no worries! Simply read to them. Then, have your child repeat.

16 Positive Affirmations for Parents

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And finally, parents benefit from positive self-talk too!

151. I’m doing my best. That is enough.

152. I am supportive of my child and their interests.

153. I am a problem solver, and seek solutions if challenges arise.

154. I love being my children’s parent.

155. I rest and take a break when I need it.

156. I am a good role model to my children by taking care of my body.

157. Our home is a place of laughter, love, and peace.

158. We are a fun family.

159. I am patient, kind, and calm with my kids.

160. I am a good listener with my kids.

161. I support my children’s health and wellness.

162. I am grateful for my role in our family.

163. I do what is best for my family, and support others in doing the same.

164. I am open to learning and growth as a parent.

165. I am the parent my children need me to be.

166. I ask for help from others when I need it.

*Find more affirmations for parents and family here >>

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To Consider With Affirmations for Children

Not only will these affirmations help kids with self-worth, courage, and confidence as they grow, but it also may open up some important conversations within your family.

Next, don’t miss this list of great breathing activities for kids to help with patience, anger, and more.

Now, enter your email below to grab the free affirmation ebook! Or grab the cards in the Family Pack here.

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  1. Gaurishankar sharma says:

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