Whether four or 104 years old, we all benefit from encouragement. On a daily basis, our emotions can range from disappointed to proud to hurt to excited to overwhelmed. And there’s so much in between. Wherever you are on the great big spectrum of emotions today, we want to offer you some encouragement and remind you just how great of a job you really are doing.
Affirmations are phrases you can repeat to yourself to help overcome stress or negative thoughts on a tough day or even to pat yourself on the back when you’ve accomplished a major milestone. Affirmations are all about the power of positive thinking.
As the parent or caregiver of a child with autism or other special needs, you’re going to have tough moments and hard days. And so is your child. At Innovative Behavior Options, we want to share some of our ABA therapists’ favorite daily affirmations to encourage and build you up when you need it most.
Affirmations for Parents
- I am exactly the parent my child needs.
- I am a good parent.
- Parenting has its ups and downs, and I can handle both.
- This is just a phase, and phases pass.
- Parenting is hard, but I can do it.
- I can ask for help.
- I love my child(ren), no matter what.
- My child(ren) love me, no matter what.
- Tomorrow is a new day.
- My feelings are valid.
- My child(ren) and I are a team. We can solve problems together.
- We are all learning as we go.
Affirmations for Kids
Kids with or without autism benefit so much from positive encouragement and engagement. As parents, sometime the right words just roll off our tongues, and other times we need to dig a little deeper. From our ABA therapists, here are a few affirmations to share with your child to empower them to build themselves up.
- I am proud of myself.
- My mistakes help me learn and grow.
- I am loved and respected.
- I am capable of so much.
- I can’t control how I feel, but I can control how I behave.
- It is enough to do my best.
- I would want to be my friend.
- I can ask for help.
- I choose my attitude.
- I make the world a better place.
- I can do hard things.
- I am important.
At Innovative Behavior Options, through ABA therapy we provide parents and caregivers with training and tools to empower you to help your child through all kinds of situations. Contact our office to learn more about how ABA therapy can help your child with autism learn and thrive.