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Dear Parents,

I want to ensure your children feel great about self-identity, have great self-esteem and are armored with ‘feel good’ thoughts and affirmations. School is in full session now, so you may see changes in your child’s affect (their mood change).

School is in Full Session

School has been in session now for about 2.5-3 months, so the ‘honeymoon’ is over. Children are now more comfortable in their daily routines, and feel comfortable with not only their paths, but their friendships, and actions. While this is a great doing, we must also realize that some children may not be focused solely on academics, but their behaviors may have taken a different turn. With this in mind, we must make certain that we’re having daily talks with our children. We must ensure they have healthy outlooks on life, and they feel comfortable in their own ‘skin’. But how can we do this?

Affirmation Techniques

Definition of Affirmation

Affirmations are voiced or written by a person confirming and declaring who they are, what they are, and what they want to do and/or become in life. Affirmations are tools of creative faith and strong certainty, each believed to be true by the individual.

Positive Affirmations will lift up a person’s self-esteem, so make certain the affirmations you bestow on children are very positive and motivating, please.

Some Theorists Believe

Now let’s be clear. Some researchers maintain that telling children they are this or thatin positive ways, only sets them up for false truths. If you are one who believes this theory, it’s perfectly okay to tell children how great they are along with what you have determined is a long-term growth/need/or improvement, BUT – I believe this can be done in a positive, healthy way.
For example: If your child has an issue with keeping his/her room tidy, you certainly don’t want to tell them a false tale that you like how that they keep their rooms clean. Rather, you could say, “I love how organized you are with keeping your Math folder organized, how can we work toward keeping your room just as tidy? Together, let’s work on a plan-of-action.” You can involve your child in the planning stages of how to keep his/her room tidier.

Affirmation Prompts (few examples)

I affirm love for myself. Here’s how:
I affirm love and joy in my life
I affirm that I am a true friend
I affirm responsibility
I affirm making right choices in my life
I affirm peace in my life
I affirm empowerment
I affirm positive leadership
I affirm social problem-solving skills

Each of these affirmation prompts above can be expanded. Please assist children with writing meaningful sentences that will really help them evolve, and impact their lives as they advance into greatness.

For example:

I Affirm Social Problem-Solving Skills (see link to my very ownAffirmation Daybook Journal), but here is another great, positive affirmation book that you may like as well. I do.
I affirm taking charge of my own problems in life. I always solve problems by first taking these steps:

I affirm taking on academics that I’ve never learned before as a challenge to learn more. Today I will learn:

Tomorrow, I affirm and plan to:

Another example:

I Affirm Responsibility
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Affirmation Daybook Journal by: Cherrye S. Vasquez, Ph.D.

I affirm making sure I know what my homework assignment is before leaving school because:

I affirm that I will complete my homework in a timely manner because:

I affirm that I will turn my homework assignment(s) in to my teacher(s) each morning because my homework is:

Another example:

I Affirm Belief in Myself

I affirm and believe that I am:

I affirm and believe that I can:

I affirm and believe that I am intelligent because:

I affirm recognition of my talents, abilities and skills. So far, I’ve:

Affirmations can be used as a tool to encourage increased empowerment. Please guide and empower children. Give them the self-confidence needed to persevere. Affirmations can help change the focus of what children achieve, what they want to achieve, and what they hope to achieve.

 

 

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