“The Way We Speak to our Children Becomes Their Inner Voice“
Recently on instagram, I posted about positive affirmations. The post went something like this:
“When I became a mom, I told my husband that I wanted to raise our kids with intention. Not haphazardly, not just surviving, getting by, winging it all. Welp, turns out being intentional all day, every day is impossible AF. The things people say before they have kids 🤣 BUT – as hard as it is, and as impossible as it is some days, I still have it as a goal to be intentional and thoughtful in my parenting – to the best of my ability. Sometimes that is just keeping my head above water and making sure everyone gets three meals a day. Other days, I have more time for ‘purposeful’ parenting. ⠀
One thing that has been an easy win is having a bulletin board in our kitchen that holds all our most precious things – like Christmas cards and invitations to weddings (ah, in-person events – those were the times!). Our less seasonal bulletin board holdings – print outs like this. Small reminders for us adults each day – to build confident, kind, caring, compassionate individuals who work hard and have self worth with our words and modeling. Yeah, yeah. There is going to be A LOT of life factors that influence all of the above – but to the best of my ability, I am going to use the words and actions I can control to be intentional. Ya know, when I can remember. 🙌 ⠀”
I got a lot of feedback on this post so wanted to talk a little more about words having power, and the power of purposeful words!
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”
– Yehuda Berg
I truly believe that our words, both the ones we choose and the way we deliver them, affect our children not just in the moment but throughout their life. That is why positive language and simple affirmations are such simple and easy ways to meet your goals when it comes to this topic.
To print a variety of positive ways to talk to your child today – simple bulletin board reminders (or fridge pin ups!) – visit my downloadables here to print on your home printer today!