Positive Parenting: 8 Simple Affirmations
During the school year, my little girl skips into her pre-kindergarten classroom and a little farther away from me. I know she’s growing up, and I embrace her developing independence, but I pray that the world continues to love her the way I have. Most of all, I yearn for her to love herself. That’s why, when her teacher explained the students could receive mail sent to the pre-k classroom, I set out to find the perfect expression of positive parenting values and daily affirmations for little girls.
Luckily for me, as the newest Hallmark Ambassador (!!), I was introduced to the perfect cards to express the affirmation values I want my girl to hear. These Studio Ink cards are gorgeous and simple, perfect for a weekly mail delivery for a certain pre-k student. Here are the 8 affirmations I’m choosing to send in the next coming weeks…
8 Daily Affirmations for Little Girls
1. Good as gold: Shimmering and bright, I affirm my daughter’s value constantly. Much like gold in our material world, her willingness to learn, outlook on others and pursuit of personal identity is as important as a golden treasure. I love the Good as Gold postcards from Hallmark’s Studio Ink because, not only are they aesthetically beautiful with a tongue-in-cheek tone, they project the simple affirmation that I find most important in raising biracial kids.
2. You bring light to life: I sing “You are my sunshine” to my kids daily. It’s a cute, simple song that instantly cheers you up. It also reminds kids that they light up life. Affirming control of one’s mood is the ultimate tool in self governance – and it feels good to know they can uplift those around them, too.
3. Life is good: Affirming that your little girl is affirming the good life also reinforces her safety. My girl feels secure in her parent’s ability to keep her safe and cared for, and that allows her to go out into the world with confidence.
4. Today is a happy day: I teach my kids (and use this affirmation to remind myself, too) that today is a happy day! Happiness is a choice. Today, and for many other days, I hope my kids choose to spend their days happy.
5. Treats of life are okay: I often view life as lots of work – with little fun – and that’s not cool. Affirming that life is full of treats (sweets or otherwise) keeps the day lighthearted and jovial. Something I definitely want my girl to remember as she gets older.
6. You are made are purpose: Raising biracial kids presents a number of unique challenges in modern-day America. Affirming that her brown skin, tight curly hair and beautiful heart was made on purpose (and that I wouldn’t want any other kind of kid) brings tremendous satisfaction to my girl.
7. Affection: I believe in affection. I’m Latina, so I guess that’s no surprise. If you want to affirm your child’s self esteem without complicated words, give them plenty of hugs and kisses. Send them this adorable MWAH! card from Studio Ink too!
8. “You are loved by me”: Do you ever hear stories of someone that didn’t hear their parents say “I love you” until adulthood? I didn’t have the most picture-perfect childhood, but holy moly, I certainly heard these affirmation every day of my life: you are loved by me. Yo te quiero tanto. Eres mi vida. Love yourself first. Teach your little girl how to love, herself and others, by modeling the behavior.
How do you affirm your little girls during the busy school year?
*Disclosure: I’m honored to be working alongside such an iconic brand as a Life Is A Special Occasion Ambassador. Hallmark, a legacy building superstar, has sponsored this post and honors the stories moms share, our various parenting styles and how we document the legacy we’re creating for our children. All thoughts and opinions are my own.