by Amara Lawrence on Jan 04, 2023

Affirmations are positive statements that you say to yourself for self-encouragement and to challenge negative thoughts.


It is easier to learn positive daily habits when we are younger, so that’s why here at Woke Babies affirmations are a big part of what we do. Repeating affirmations can help children to build confidence, self-esteem, and develop a positive sense of self. It can also help alter negative thoughts or worries they may have. Overtime as children develop and grow, their thinking patterns can change so they can approach unpleasant situations in a positive and productive way.


Tips for creating affirmations with children

  1. Use ‘I am’ – simple and effective
  2. Use the present tense
  3. Make it specific and relevant
  4. Repeat daily – morning and night
  5. Look in a mirror when saying affirmations



  • I am kind
  • I am confident 
  • I am beautiful
  • I am helpful
  • I am smart
  • I am brave
  • I am worthy
  • I am healthy
  • I am safe
  • I am strong
  • I am proud of myself
  • I am ready for today
  • I am grateful for today


‘I am every good thing’,  by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James, celebrates all the things that make your child such a force of nature. Its powerful message recognises the importance of pride, confidence and joy in a child.


‘The undefeated’, by Kwame Alexander and illustrated Kadir Nelson, has an uplifting and inspiring message. It encourages children to keep rising when faced with challenges and disappointment and references historical figures who have done just that.