Positive Affirmations for School
You’ll notice this is titled Positive Affirmations for School and not Affirmations for Back to School. That’s because these aren’t tied to any specific part of the year. As the year goes on, these may even pick up extra importance!
Whether you’re feeling ready for what’s next, or still have feet firmly planted at Camp Savor Summer, these positive affirmations for school affirm your readiness for all things new!
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Positive Affirmations for Students
We do positive affirmations for students just like these year round at our house. Through media, teachers, friends, us as parents, and even themselves, kids hear countless messages every day about their value and their worthiness. I want to be sure they’re so used to the truth about who they are and the value they hold, that red flags not only pop up, but also catch on fire at any hint of false messaging from outside sources.
16 Positive Affirmations for STudents
I am loved. I love others. (1 John 4:7-8)
I am thankful. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
I am happy.
I am healthy.
I am kind. I deserve kindness.
I am brave. I use my words to stand up for myself and others.
I am confident and courageous. (Joshua 1:9)
I know how to ask for help whenever I need it.
I do not grow tired of doing the right thing. (Galatians 6:9)
My life is just beginning. My potential is boundless.
I’m a good student. I start and finish all my tasks on time without rushing.
I practice self-control.
I have the time and ability to do well on all of my assignments.
I learn something new every day.
I make wise decisions with my relationships and my resources.
I can do all these things, and more, through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Daily Devotionals for Students
Positive Affirmations for Parents
Positive affirmations for school would not be complete without a list of positive affirmations for parents!
We parents have so much tied up in the success and happiness of our children. It is a heavy burden to be responsible for these things, especially when so often we doubt our own success in these areas. I don’t believe God intends us to carry this burden on our own. God cares for our children and is equipping them each day to carry out his plan and purpose for their life.
As we trade in all our efforts to create the best summer ever for hopes for the most prepared student ever, let’s not take on undue worry.
17 Positive Affirmations for Parents
I am a great parent.
I invest well in my children.
I am happy and healthy.
I listen to my body and know when to rest. This wisdom is important for my family.
My love prepares my kids for success every day.
I rest in God’s love and provision for my family. All of our needs are met. (Luke 12:22-31)
My identity is in Christ. I do not compare myself or my parenting style to others.
I learn and grow every day.
I am aware of my child’s needs. I am supportive as they learn and grow at their individual pace.
I trust that God has placed the right friends and teachers in my child’s life.
I am confident in God’s plan and know he orders my children’s steps.
I am filled with joy and peace. I overflow with hope. (Romans 15:13)
I have no fear of bad news. (Psalm 112:7)
I am not anxious about anything. God’s peace guards my heart. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Our home is a safe sanctuary for my child and their friends.
We enjoy our time together as a family.
I can do all these things, and more, through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Positive Affirmations for Teachers
God bless the teachers! I pray on the regular each summer that my kids be placed with the right teachers the next school year. My grandmother and my mom are retired elementary school teachers so I have a soft spot for this incredible group of people. I know my kids aren’t always the easiest and I have to reel in my mama bear instincts each year, which is all the more reason to provide a list of these positive affirmations for teachers!
14 Positive Affirmations for Teachers
I am a good teacher.
Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
I am happy. I am healthy. My immune system works perfectly.
God’s strength in me allows me to be a blessing to my students, fellow teachers and my administration.
I set the tone for my classroom.
I intentionally extend the kindness and grace of Christ to each of my students.
I eagerly serve those placed in my care. (1 Peter 5:2-3)
I am patient with my students and their childlike behavior.
I am a steady support to each family unit.
I am a leader in my grade level.
I am empowered to do the work God has prepared for me.
I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.
My work makes a difference.
I can do all these things and more through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
how to use positive affirmations for school
In the past, when my kids were at the same school and I drove them each morning, we used the car ride for a lot of things! We chatted, I encouraged and affirmed. As we got close to school, I’d simply say, “Ok, let’s do our affirmations to make sure we’re ready for the day”. I’d call each one out from memory individually, and they’d repeat. Sometimes it got silly. Somethings they sounded like I was torturing them. But we kept it up and I’m glad we did. Since these have been on repeat, I can slip them into conversations one on one or around others. A simple, “I know you exercise self control” or “Remember, that everyone deserves kindness” helps refocus many situations.
This is a big reason why I love the Lunch Box cards included in this post. It gives us a chance to affirm what we see in our kids, which is just as important to their spirit as saying it themselves! In some season, what we affirm in them may be the most important message they hear. The cards make it easy to reinforce your message, even on busiest days!
This year, I’m working to have both kids establish their own quiet time each morning and will provide a printed copy for them to use in this self-led time.
What If My Kids (or I) Struggle with Positive Affirmations?
Affirmations can feel strange at first and may cause a lot of second-guessing. This is why I like to use scripture to support these mantras. It is easy to doubt yourself and come up with a bazillion different arguments for why a particular affirmation isn’t true. But when using God’s words and hopes for his own creation, those arguments lose power. When an affirmation hits a particularly sensitive spot, something I desperately want to be true for me or my kids but clearly isn’t true (yet!), I then have an item to pray over and work on hand in hand with my Heavenly Father.
Other Emotional Support for Children
From using affirmations with my kids to casually talking about everyday spirituality and welcoming questions about God, to daily meditation practice and encouraging healthy food choices, down to regular chiropractic visits, I do my absolute best to provide wholeness for my family, and especially my kids. But of course, I know I cannot get it all right all the time. I simply cannot be enough for my kids. I’m bringing a lifetime of good and bad to the table. And they need to independently learn through their own experiences, though often the process can be painful for us both!
Healing through flower essences has become a vital part of the holistic support I aim to provide my family. it is why I became a Flower Essence Practitioner and now offer blended remedies for common emotional issues as well as custom blends for individual needs. Flower essences allow us to learn from and about emotional pain we hold inside, but also provide effortless healing. Flower essences clear out old emotional hurts. They have allowed me to be more present with my kids and not have my own childhood pains clouding the situation. Have you heard of this powerful emotional healing method? If not, click the above link or image to find out more! I know you’ll be intrigued!
Building a positive foundation for the school year takes a lot of intentional effort and spiritual discipline. I hope this school year has you feeling supported to uncover what works for you! Two key factors for us have been daily positive affirmation practice and flower essence healing.
Do you use positive affirmations for school? What other parts of your lifestyle offer positive support for the school year?
These are wonderful affirmations! I like that there are affirmations for everybody, not just for the kids.
Yes! Those for parents were definitely a “note to self”! Thanks for the encouragement!
Susan Evans says
I love these. What a great way to start a new school year!
Thanks, Susan! Affirming truth this way is a great foundation for starting new things and then seeing them through!
My son tends to be very negative. I can see using these to help him turn his attitude around. Thank you for sharing!
Hey, Lydia! I hope these positive affirmations for school and lunch box cards help your son! You may also find support in flower essences. Our reactions to things can be deeply rooted and may be governed more by perception than reality. Flower essences have been a game changer for our family! I wrote about them recently and hope you’ll check it out. https://holisticfaithlifestlye.com/healing-with-flower-essences
Erin @ LullabyLark.com says
Affirmations are so powerful! And I so agree that they aren’t just for back to school but all year round.
Sending you virtual knucks, mama! I know you’re a believer and proponent for daily affirmations. I’m so encouraged by you and your life-giving blog! ❤️
Tiffany Montgomery says
This list of positive affirmations for school age kids could not have come at a better time. I am working on this with my autistic daughter and literally needed a list to read from! Thanks You!
That’s SO awesome, Tiffany! I hope these positive affirmations for school make a big impact on her beliefs about who God made her to be! Praying she’ll be empowered and you’ll both be blessed beyond measure. XO.
Angie Cleary says
These are great positive affirmations for school or any time really for both kids, parents, and teachers. It will very helpful for all of them to have this list
Thank you, Angie. I hope these positive affirmations for school reach the right people at just the right time!
I love these and plan on using them with my grandaughters! Also, my sister is a teacher, and I know she could use some affirmations!
That’s awesome! I know your granddaughters will always remember you lifting them up this way! I come from a long line of teachers so I thought long and hard about them when I was writing these positive affirmations for school. Hope your sister can be blessed by these!
LeeAnn Fox says
Perfect timing for a perfect bundle of positivity! So useful and helpful!
Thanks, LeeAnn! I hope these positive affirmations for school help other families the way they’ve helped ours. My kids know the ones we use by heart. I’ll often squeeze them into conversations as an encouragement. Many times they’ll repeat them back to me or say “yes, and….” with the next one on our list. I see it as proof of a heart change and love it!