I LOVE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS! They have skyrocketed my self love and self confidence since I started using them a few years ago. In 2016 I wrote a list from A-Z of positive words, phrases and affirmations to speak over my two boys every night. Over time that list turned into a song called “You Are Amazing”(listen here or watch below) which I’ve been singing non-stop since then! Although I can’t see what’s going on beneath the surface, I think it’s having a huge impact on my boys, and on me.
Here’s why I love to SING positive affirmations with my kids:
KIDS BELIEVE WHAT YOU TELL THEM
Children, especially very young children, are so freakin’ gullible. My 3 and 5 year old boys will believe anything. If I told them cars can fly, they’d believe it – and they’d want one! When you tell a child,
“You are amazing!”
“I believe in you!”
“You are capable of anything you want to do!”
They’ll believe it! And wouldn’t it be great to have that foundation of self-confidence right from the beginning of life?
SONGS GET STUCK IN OUR HEADS
Words are so much easier to remember when sung. At least for me, I have WAY, WAY more song lyrics memorized than I do a piece of poetry or a story. Song lyrics can stay with us our whole lives, and more, they get “stuck in our heads.” I LOVE having positive lyrics stuck in my head, and I hope the lyrics of “You Are Amazing” get stuck in their heads too!
BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE FORGET
Instilling love and confidence into our children is so easy – we just need to remember to tell them how wonderful they are, how proud we are of them, and how much we love them! But as a mom of 2 energetic boys, I often get caught up in the emotions and exhaustion of daily life, and I simply forget to say positive words and affirmations. I love being able to sing(or play the recording of) “You Are Amazing” at bedtime and/or throughout the day, and know that those affirmations are being internalized. I hope my song will serve as a reminder to say and sing positive words with your little ones on a regular basis, as it has been for me.
When we love and believe in ourselves, there’s no limit to what we can do. Let’s instill these values into our kids from the beginning. Whether you sing or speak these positive words, I hope this song my song "You Are Amazing" will provide a starting place, should you need one. (Press play at the bottom of this page!)