Confidence Cards for Kids
Aren't they just positive thinking? No, they're not.
You just pretend everything's Okay? No, You dont.
We have thousands of thoughts a day! Scientist calculate up to 90,000 thoughts per day.
Everything we say to ourselves is an affirmation (whether it is positive or negative). Our thoughts, repeated and given the energy of emotion, are creative and therefore create our life experiences.
Here's a flip chart image from one of my workshops to demonstrate how our thoughts, create our feelings which fuel our behaviours.
Your beliefs about yourself are a combination of what you're told about yourself as a child and your experiences. Psychologists say that by the time we are seven years old we have already formed our beliefs about ourselves and the world.
But don't worry. It's okay. It is not a fait accompli. Beliefs, are thoughts that have become habits and as thoughts can be changed, we can change our unhelpful beliefs. The first step is to become aware of them, like in the example above, and to apply a process to question our thoughts and turn them around. Using positive affirmations can help you make positive changes.
Any behaviour that has an unwanted consequence, can be traced back to a negative belief. Getting to the core underlying belief can help you better understand your child and in turn you can help your child experience more good things and success.
Download my FREE Affirmation Poster for Kids.
Free Affirmation Poster for Kids
Print out poster, and place it on your bathroom mirror. Encourage your child to choose one affirmation each morning and say it out loud, at least five times while they look into their eyes. Smile. Say it again. Repeat that affirmation during the day and again at night when you're brushing your teeth or washing your face. Have fun with it!