Last Updated on March 9, 2021.
Could your kids use a little positivity? Are you struggling to banish the negative attitudes? Developing a positive outlook is a skill that takes time to master. Here are 3 positive parenting tricks to inject positive affirmations into your daily life.
Create a Positive Activity Calendar or Popsicle Stick Jar
Spend 5 minutes a day on an activity that fosters positivity. You can make it fun by planning out a whole month and putting it on a calendar, or write activities on popsicle sticks and draw one out each day at random. Tasks should be quick and easy, and could range from completing a positive attitude coloring page or clearing out soon-to-expire food from your pantry to donate to a local charity. Need inspiration? Download our free positive affirmation printables!
Make a Habit of Saying “I appreciate…”
When you express gratitude consistently, your children will follow suit! Moreover, they will begin to recognize what they are truly grateful for. You my find it easiest to inaccurate this strategy at the same time each day, perhaps over dinner or during the bedtime routine. Looking for more? A list of positive affirmations for kids is included in our free positive affirmation printables!
Read a Positive Book or Listen to Uplifting Music
It’s easy to feel positive when you’re surrounded by positive stories. Listen to inspiring, positive music for a little attitude boost. You could also read a short book about a positive subject. If you’re not able to read, listen to a positive audio book while in the car! Be sure to point out aspects of thankfulness and gratitude in the story. A fun way foster gratitude is to ask your kids questions about the characters regarding a positive (or negative) attitude.
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Here’s a quick summary of what we covered.
- Complete a short positive activity every single day. [Get our free printable, including a list of positive affirmations for kids]
- Make a habit of saying “I appreciate you.”
- Surround yourself with positive stories and music.
How do you foster a positive mindset in your home? Share your positive affirmations in the comments! For more strategies on positive parenting, check out our complete guide!