An interesting article from relax kids reminds us of the Victorian style of teaching where we would have to repeat one hundred lines – I will not…. I will not…., after a bout of indiscretion. This system of repeating a thought was meant to drive deep into the child’s psyche. I’m sure there were few re-offenders as sore ink-stained fingers were a good deterrent.
The theory goes that our bodies almost listen to our thoughts and whatever we think about ourselves, the body responds. Whatever we believe about in ourselves – it usually manifests.
Children have powerful imaginations and we need to instil this positivity into their young minds. Children need love and love-filled communication. They are constantly looking to adults as role models for these positive qualities. Being a child is quite simple. It is about needing to feel love and safe, happy and secure.
The use of affirmations gives children a chance to delve into the beauty of their inner qualities and so enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. Children respond so well to positive comments. They thrive in positive atmospheres.
Positive affirmations exercises are invaluable for developing the holistic and creative input for every child. Benefits include increased patience, focus, concentration, listening skills, and improved communication skills, a sense of caring, confidence and self-esteem. Affirmations help children create positive beliefs and so promote positive behavior. They also help release endorphin’s into the system which improves health and a happy outlook.
Affirmations are of enormous value in any learning process/developmental process because they help us to fix an idea very securely. If we do this first, as a pre-requisite to learning then the mind is open/ready to accept new ideas, to strengthen familiar concepts and to release its full potential in connecting these ideas to make sense of the world from a more positive and insightful perspective.