60 Positive Affirmations for Kids: Empower Little People!

If you’re looking for ways to put empowering thoughts into little minds, then positive daily affirmations can help! Early years practitioners say that not only can they help build a child’s self-esteem, but they can also develop their literacy skills.

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  • I believe in myself.
  • I am fun to be around.
  • I am perfect just the way I am.
  • Today is going to be the best day ever!
  • I have a big imagination.

Positive Affirmations for Kids

We can all benefit from putting on our positive pants each morning as it gives our self-esteem a boost.

Help your little one get in the right head space with these inspiring and positive words for life:

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1. I have lots of good ideas.

2. I am perfect just the way I am.

3. Life is lots of fun!

4. I can do hard things.

5. I make good decisions.

Encouraging your child to make their own decisions is an important life lesson.

There is a great amount of evidence that shows they grow to trust their own judgement more and have a better understanding of fairness.

6. I am beautiful inside and out.

7. My opinion is important.

8. When I think positive thoughts, I have positive feelings.

If you can encourage a child to think more positively, then then research from Stanford University shows they’ll become more successful.

They found a brain pathway that directly links a positive attitude with achievement!

9. I am helpful.

10. I am kind to everyone.

Daily Affirmations for Children

Encourage your kids to adopt a new affirmation each day and help them reach their full potential.

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1. I always do my best work.

2. I’m proud of myself.

3. I believe in myself.

4. I can and I will.

There is evidence to show that kids that feel good about themselves have the confidence to try new things.

On the flip side, kids with low self-esteem find it harder to cope when they make a mistake or fail.

5. I love learning.

6. I have lots of talents.

7. I never give up.

8. I have many people who love me.

9. It’s ok to get things wrong.

Did you know that children who grow up with a dog are less likely to experience anxiety?

It’s one of those wellness facts that seems tricky to prove.

However researchers from Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York, who were monitoring children during routine visits noticed the pattern between pet ownership and screening tests for anxiety.

You can read more about the study at Creative Healthy Family.

10. I am fun to be around.

“I am” Self-Esteem Affirmations for Kids

Mantras don’t need to be complicated or lengthy, sometimes the most powerful affirmations are short and punchy!

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1. I am happy.

2. I am confident.

Another way to help your child build their confidence is through practicing yoga.

Research carried out in India, found children who regularly took part in yoga had a greater sense of self-belief and improved cognitive performance.

In fact, there are many yoga benefits for kids such as better sleep, improved flexibility and increased energy levels.

3. I am brave.

4. I am loved.

5. I am important.

6. I am smart and silly!

7. I am unique.

8. I am a good friend.

9. I have lots of energy.

10. I find creative solutions to problems.

Positive Morning Affirmations for Kids

Little people can wake up with a big smile on their face by practicing these words each morning:

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1. Today is going to be the best day ever!

2. Every new day brings new opportunities.

3. I am friendly to others.

4. I will do my best.

5. I am ready to be a leader.

Teaching leadership skills to children helps them feel like they have control over their lives.

Early learning professionals recommend promoting the skill to enable children to solve problems creatively and work as part of a team.

6. I enjoy learning.

7. I am strong inside.

8. I can face up to any challenge.

Living more mindfully is shown to breed resilience. It’s just one of the many mindfulness benefits for kids.

It’s no surprise that we’re seeing increasing numbers of schools and colleges promoting the practice.

9. I love making new friends.

10. I have the confidence to be myself.

Affirmations for Boys

If you’re looking for male affirmations, then we’ve compiled a shortlist to help him feel more loved, appreciated and empowered.

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1. I am valuable.

2. I am honest.

3. My feelings are important.

Encouraging a child to keep a journal can be one way to help them value and make sense of their feelings.

It doesn’t need to be a super serious activity either. We’ve compiled a list of fun journal prompts for kids to help them get started!

4. Happy thoughts create happy feelings.

5. I am creative.

(Depressing!) research shows that you’re 96% less creative than you were as a child.

Get your little man practicing this creativity affirmation, and he can give his wondrous imagination even more of a boost!

6. I am a great listener.

7. I have a positive attitude.

8. I am loved.

9. I am truthful.

10. I get better every day.

Affirmations for Girls

Empower a young woman by helping her to find her own powerful female affirmation:

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1. I have a big imagination.

2. Doing my best is enough.

3. I can be a leader.

According to the 2021 Women CEOs in America Report, only 8.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs are female.

Raising the next generation of female leaders is paramount, so encourage your girl to repeat this mantra and she can manifest her future!

4. I enjoy challenges.

5. There is nobody quite like me!

6. I am strong inside and out.

7. I am special.

8. I enjoy new adventures.

9. I am courageous.

10. I can be whatever I want to be.

Inspire Young Minds!

Want to learn more about how to grow the confidence of the little people in your life?

Read our article filled with journal prompts for children.

It’ll encourage them to get their feelings down on paper, plus journaling is shown to improve a child’s attention span.

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.