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Parenting Tools: Affirmations

Parenting Tools: Affirmations

My inbox is currently full with workshop requests, interviews, and coaching support dealing with:

Remote learning

• Sending kids to college
• Having kids do college at home
• Keep ourselves healthy and safe
• Decision making fatigue
• Feeling drained due to so much emotional labor output

Many of us are under unusual pressure these days.

I think about the support teens need right now - and then I calculate that need going up at least 30%.

This can show up for us and teens through
• self-doubt
• self-rejection
• lack of confidence
• low productivity
• exhaustion due to managing expectations

There are a lot of conflicting messages - even when everyone is trying to have the best intentions.

This is why I find daily love notes (affirmations) to be so powerful, nurturing, and reassuring.

All of us can benefit from a healthy dose of self-love every day. And for our teens, it might be even more beneficial.

Through excellent self-care, being true to your values, and using affirmations to support teens' self-esteem, you can create self-talk reminders that help you cope with difficult situations and challenging moments.

Here are some tips for writing daily love notes/affirmations:

1. Call out or challenge negative beliefs.

2. Write in the present tense.

3. Keep it short, simple, and specific.

4. Saying "I love you" goes a long way.

5. Be sincere, loving, and supportive in your message.

I've put together a list of 30 affirmations to provide bold, joyful, and empowering messages.

Are you creating affirmations for this upcoming week?

Is there a theme you're noticing?

Kanesha Baynard

Kanesha is the founder of the Bold Living Today community focused on helping members disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity and navigate transition with confidence and boldness.