RELATIONSHIP SKILLS: POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS –
“I can’t do it.”
“This is too hard.”
“I’m not good enough.”
When faced with a new experience, a difficult task or an overwhelming situation, children can often resort to negative thoughts like these. One way to help them move into a different mindset is by giving them positive affirmations like these:
“You can do this!”
“You can do hard things!”
“You are smart!”
“You don’t give up.”
Being reminded of these truths will help to increase a child’s confidence, build their resilience and contribute to healthy self-esteem.
As children develop their social awareness, they discover that others are motivated by words of encouragement too. When they offer kind words that build others up, it is a win/win for both the recipient and the giver.
This week the Puppet Pals think of creative ways to encourage each other with verbal and written positive affirmations. As your child watches the video, they can think of some concrete ways to encourage others, cultivating an empathetic and inspirational climate in your home.