Do you use affirmations in your daily life? If not, do you wonder how they could possibly be useful to you?
When the chaos of every day life with children becomes too much or we feel like we are failing our children it can be hard to be the parent you truly want to be. Parenting can be taxing on even the most patient, loving human but most days we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards and offer ourselves little to no grace. Our self-talk can become a negative, toxic monologue that centers our shortcomings and tells us that we are not capable or fit to be a healthy, loving parent to our children.
When that dialogue takes over in our minds, positive, mindful parenting can become very challenging. That is why positive parenting affirmations are so valuable!
On my mindful parenting journey I have relied on positive affirmations more than any other tool. I am a firm believer that the stories we tell ourselves matter.
Using affirmations as a daily practice can help you change the conversation looping in your mind & encourage you when you feel overwhelmed or worn down. They give you the opportunity to slow down, reflect, and reprogram your thoughts.
Here are 13 of my favorite Positive Parenting Affirmations:
I AM THE CALM IN THE CHAOS
When things get overwhelming it is our job as parents to model calm, cool, and collected. Embodying the behaviors we want to see in our children can be a challenge but in doing so we are providing tools our children need to navigate difficulties in the future.
I AM THE BEST PARENT FOR MY CHILD
A reminder that no one could replace you or love your children more than you. Even if you make a mistake, you always have their best interests at heart.
I FULLY EMBRACE THIS MOMENT
There is no moment like the present. Instead of dwelling on past mistakes or the uncertainty of the future you have the opportunity right now to create a more connected relationship with your child.
PRESENCE OVER PERFECTION
Every moment that you show up for your children matters. It doesn’t have to look picture perfect to create lasting memories your children will cherish.
GOOD PARENTS HAVE BAD DAYS TOO
No one is immune to a bad day! Give yourself grace and listen to what you’re needing in this moment.
ITS OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP
Parenthood was never meant to be done alone. Reach out to a friend, family member, or online community when you need support on your journey.
I DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ME & MY CHILDREN
No two families look the same or have the same needs. Focusing on what’s right for your children honors the specialness of your individual family and encourages your children to embrace their own uniqueness too.
OUR HOME IS A PLACE OF PEACE
When the outside world seems too much know that you have control over the atmosphere in your home. You are the gatekeeper. Prioritizing peace, respect, and safety is important in creating a positive connection with your children.
I HAVE PATIENCE
Sometimes we have to “fake it till we make it” for lack of a better term. The more we tell ourselves we have the skill of patience, the more we will believe it & embody it!
I SPEAK TO MY CHILD WITH RESPECT & KINDNESS
Our children learn from example. Treating them with respect helps to ensure they will go out into the world and spread that same respect and kindness around.
I LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND
We don’t have to agree with our children to listen to their opinions or feelings. Listening to understand helps us find more common ground with our children and makes them feel like a valued and important member of the family unit.
COMPARISON DOES NOT SERVE ME
You are who you are. Walk in your strengths and let go of the idea that you could be any different.
I LOVE MY CHILDREN UNCONDITIONALLY
Because there is no amount of stained laundry, broken toys, dirty dishes, or bad attitudes that could stop us from loving these little people we’ve created.
If you’re here and you want to learn more positive parenting tools , you’re already an incredible parent. Our intentions matter! We may struggle on our parenting journey but as long as we show up willing to do the work that is the most important step forward we can take.
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