In today's climate, society has an influence on young girls - the biggest influence on them all is social media. Social media can give a skewed perception of reality for a young girl who is discovering who they are, and it can negatively affect their self-confidence and self-esteem.
That's why it's important as parents to speak life into our young girls. We can do this by incorporating positive self-talk through affirmations. Affirmations are phrases that evoke hope, promote positive thinking, and build self-awareness.
Here are the top 5 affirmations every girl should know:
1. I am Beautiful
This is the number one affirmation every girl needs to know and repeat daily. We all have features that we may not like about ourselves, but that's what makes us different - that's what makes us beautiful.
2. I am Smart
Believing and having the confidence to know that you can do anything you want to do.
3. I am Powerful
In a world that may make you feel less than others, just know that you are a force and make your presence felt in every room you walk into.
4. I am Unique
There is only one you - and that’s what makes you special.
5. I am Loved
Remember that you are never alone and you have people in your life who care about you.
There are many other affirmations, but these are the top that are simple yet meaningful. These affirmations can either be written down on sticky notes and posted where they are visible, or written down in a journal. There are also apps you can download to receive daily affirmations straight to your phone. It's time to start raising strong, reliant young girls with positive influences and these affirmations are a great way to start.
By Quinea Calloway