Do you have a child who speaks the words of affirmation love language? Learning how to speak their language will help you to better understand them and love them in a way that will encourage them to do their best. PLUS get a FREE printable list of positive affirmations for kids.
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How To Use Positive Affirmations For Kids
Types of Words of Affirmation for Kids
Words of Praise
Making sure that you let your child know you see them doing a good job is incredibly important for a child with this love language. It can be about anything from playing a sport, to getting a good grade or even doing chores well.
Words of Encouragement
Whenever you can, try to encourage your child to continue good behavior. Any time you see them doing something you like you should let them know. If they put their dishes in the sink, thank them. When they throw their dirty clothes in the hamper, tell them good job. It will help them know you notice what they do and assure them of your love.
Words of Guidance
Kids need to be told what is right and what is wrong. It’s not something that we are just born knowing. So use affirmations to guide them into the behaviors that you desire. Tell them what you want them to do. And explain why you want them to do it. Kids need to know the reason so that they will continue to do it. Explain it simply, and offer them loving guidance to make the right choice.
Say “I love you”
Make sure that you express your love in an obvious way often. Actually saying the word “I love you” to your child is crucial. Kids don’t know how to read between the lines yet. The expression should be unconditional. Don’t tie it to your child doing something you asked or their performance. Just tell them because you mean it.
To learn more about what the words of affirmation love language is, read How To Use The Words of Affirmation Love Language.
Quick Tips for using Words of Affirmation for Kids
- Be sure to mention specific accomplishments so you don’t sound repetitive or ingenuine.
- Display something your child made for you to show your pride and make your child feel special.
- When a mistake is made, be sure that you recognize your child’s good intentions behind the action.
- Put encouraging notes somewhere your child will see during the day, like in a lunch box.
- Create an encouragement jar for your child.
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