Positive self talk and affirmations are important for children (and grown ups) of all ages! It can either tear us down and inhibit us from trying new things and reaching our full potential, or it can build us up and encourage us to take the necessary steps towards positive change and growth. One thing about self talk though is that those encouraging words may change based on the situation. “You got this,” “Today is a new day,” “Remember your happy place,” “Hang in there, only three more months until you graduate,” and the list goes on.
Recently, I found these talking bubble stickers at the dollar store. The best part is they are “chalk board” stickers!
I started using them in mirrored boxes so children could write positive affirmations, encouraging self talk, and other helpful reminders and say them to themselves in their reflection. Saying positive messages to yourself while looking in the mirror can be a difficult but powerful intervention. Without self respect and self love we truly cannot love and respond empathetically to others. So get out there and be your biggest fan. What do you need to hear today?