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Sunday, February 8, 2015

5 Positive Phrases to Uplift Your Child

Sometimes our minds may be our greatest enemy. Because God gives us creativeness in our spirit, we can empower our children to say uplifting phrases that will help them immensely.

Positive thoughts for the day

Can you help your children learn to have positive thoughts for the day? Sure you can. Have you ever stopped to listen to some of the things that children might say? Have you ever heard children say aloud, “I am so stupid,” or possibly, “I never do anything right.” Those type of comments are very defeating and demeaning to themselves. There is a better way. Some phrases that you may want to encourage your children to say aloud to themselves are as follows:

1. I Can

Often I recall my children saying, “I can't.” I would tell them that is a phrase that is not allowed. Instead I would suggest them to replace it with “I can.” I would remind them there is nothing to hard for God no matter what a situation may look or feel like. My Pastor often says, “I am who God says I am.” That is so true. People may want to label us and put limits on us, but there are no limits with God. 2Nd Corinthians 5:21 tells me that I am the righteousness of God. I recall a Principal talking to third and 4th graders. Something she said that really stuck in my mind was that employers are looking for what people can do for them. I agree. They do not want to hear what you cannot do, but what you can do.

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2. I am Awesome

“I am awesome” is my favorite. It is important for your children to learn to encourage themselves. They need to speak good things to their mind. By continuing to do so they will eventually receive it and believe it.

3. I Love You

Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, “I love you.” This is something that you and your children can learn to do. It is not too late. According to Linda Noble at Huffington Post.com, when she says, “I love you” in the mirror she feels good and she experiences those changes in her body.  Your children deserve to feel good, because there is negativity in the world whether we want it there or not.

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4. I am Unique

Your children should know and say, “I am Unique.” Why? No one has the same DNA that they do. God made them specifically with their own individual blueprints. Someone may be like or similar to them, but they are not them.

5. Today Is My Learning Opportunity

“Today Is My Learning Opportunity” is another thing your children can say daily. They can look at life as a God given day to learn something new. You can always learn something valuable in nearly every situation. Even if you ask yourself, “How could I have handled that situation better.” This is a tool that can get your child to think outside of the box.

Note: Finally, parents it will not hurt at all if you say some of these same things to your children as well.

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  1. What a work of beauty this is Betty. So true too. Thank you for writing this. We all need to hear this.

  2. Very positive and uplifting Betty! Thanks for these words of encouragement.

  3. Thanks Jack and Melissa. Glad that you received it.

  4. All are great messages but you are unique is my favorite one of all. I think it teaches our children to love themselves and not do things ti fit it! Thanks for sharing and pinned it!

    1. Golden rule kids I like unique too. It is just something that is special in itself.

  5. Love all of these positive words! Pinning it!

  6. I never heard anything positive growing up. I was told I was too skinny, too light, too quiet. My mother never paid any attention to me until I was 1 and then she decided to give advice. I however always told my children I loved them and how special they were. Thanks for this story. It will bless many.

    1. Cheryl it is good you broke the generational curse by letting your children know they are loved and special. Good for you.

  7. Great post, I especially love #5. Thanks for sharing this with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

    1. Honeycomb I like #5 as well. Thanks for stopping by here.

  8. These are so great! We taught our two-year-old to say "I'm awesome!" when she could first talk. Now it is something we smile and yell together often, it is such a delight to see other parents who also believe in the importance of teaching our children who they are (in Christ) is amazing. I hadn't thought of #5 but it is true...each day we are given opportunities to learn in both our successes and failures. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by summer Nicole. That is so cool your two-year-old saying I'm awesome.

  9. Thanks for sharing this great post and the points in it at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  10. Thanks Terri. I am glad I found good morning Monday's.

  11. Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday! Great things to remember each and every day!


  12. Hi Betty!
    I am glad I clicked on your link in Inspire me Monday! What you wrote here is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.. Blessings to you.