positive words

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#98 What You Say Matters: To Yourself, To Your Child

with Ann McKitrick


 Have you ever paused to consider the conversations you have with yourself, and how those internal dialogues shape your mindset?

In this episode we talk about how important it is to speak to yourself with positive words and how you can affirm your child in easy, natural ways. We cover why it matters, the science behind your self-talk and how you can implement the practice in your daily life.

Positive affirmations work by changing your thoughts and your beliefs.  When you repeat positive words to yourself, they start to sink into your subconscious mind, which controls your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  And when you fill your subconscious mind with positive thoughts, it starts to change the way that you think and act.

Positive words can help increase your self-confidence, boost your motivation, reduce your stress and anxiety, improve your focus and concentration. It helps you develop a positive attitude and achieve those goals that you set for yourself.  And exactly the opposite happens when you have negative self-talk.

Topics Discussed:
  • The power of self-talk
  • The science behind affirmations       
  • Crafting effective affirmations 
  • Affirming your child – practical strategies  
  • How to a create “Kid of the Week” routine in your home


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