My oldest son has always been hard on himself. He taught himself how to ride a bike in secret, just so no one would see him fall down. He doesn't do well with criticism but since he's gotten older he has become more confident. My husband and I have worked with him and helped him increase his self-esteem. A large part of that was providing him with affirmations when he was five years old. Starting kindergarten was difficult for him; he is naturally shy and self-critical. In order to get him through that first year we gave him phrases to repeat to himself before he went to school and before he went to sleep. He began to add to these phrases, making them more specific when he needed to and it made him (and us) self-assured. I knew if we couldn't be there to tell him how amazing he is, he had the words himself. We have seen a change in him and I think changing his thinking helped improve his self image. The following is a list of over 100 affirmations for kids but adults they work for us too :)
Val & Kendra decide to recreate Masuru Emoto's experiment and yell at some water. You may have heard of Masuru Emoto's work, where he claims that the human consciousness can effect the molecular structure of water. We both believe that positive thinking can be life-changing but just how powerful is it?