Every day before the big girls leave for school, we chant, sing and say daily affirmations.

They go something like this:
Today is going to be a great day!
I am a reading genius.
I am a math whiz.
•My words are kind.
•I stick up for the underdog.
•I am a leader.
•My name is ___ ___, it means ___ ___.
•Today is the day the Lord has made, and we will rejoice in it.
•In peace, I go to school; you alone keep me safe. Psalm 4:8.

Then we follow-up with 8-second hugs.

I read in my early childhood development studies many years ago: “oftentimes the self-talk that children develop comes from the patterns in which their parents and other loved ones speak to them.” -Caroline Harvey, PsyD

I don’t get it right most of the time, but this daily practice is something I look forward to that doesn’t take a lot of time.

In a world 🌎 that is sending millions of messages to our children, I’m going to make sure my voice is one of the loudest and most consistent.