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Kids Affirmation Corner

Building strong, positive lasting Relationships with your children.

Learn how positive affirmations for children can provide a solid basis for success and happiness in your child’s life.

About Children’s/Teenager’s Affirmations

To derive the best results please read this entire page and then sign up for your free daily Children’s Affirmations at the bottom of the page.

It is my prayer/affirmation that children and parents learn the power of the spoken word (Affirmations) and develop stronger, a more positive framework and relationships.

Positive Affirmations for Children. The most important gift we can ever give our children is how to use the power of the spoken word, Affirmations.

Watch this wonderful video about “Passing it On” and the ripple effect it has on others.

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Teaching your child to use the power of Affirmations at a young age is one of the best gifts you can ever give them. Although we start life with simple, childlike faith, we become programmed by limited, negative thinking. Teach your children to clear their minds of worry and think happy, positive thoughts before going to school or any time during the day.

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I read that current brain research shows that when a person is tied up in his or her emotions, he or she is unable to access the part of the brain where thinking and learning occur.

By making positive, affirming statements to your children, you program and encourage them in a positive way, enhancing their self-esteem and faith in themselves.

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Start encouraging your young children to make small choices and decisions. For example, allow them to decide what dress or shirt to wear. When they get older, they will have the basic decision-making framework in place to make big, important decisions.

During the first years of school, children are concerned mainly with how they feel. Teach your children to use the power of Affirmations and affirmative thinking, to assist them in creating healthy relationships with others while they are still young.

Say Affirmations directly to them. A child’s inner talk does not just happen; it is born of what children hear from other people. Children absorb words, feelings, actions, and beliefs from you and others and they internalize them.

When children hear words of praise and encouragement, they learn to love, praise, and respect themselves. If they hear words of criticism and blame, they learn to feel ashamed and worthless and they blame themselves. Affirm and validate the positive qualities and unique talents in your child.

You can teach your child to watch his or her thoughts, words, actions, and manners, and use positive Affirmations to help them love and respect self and others. Affirmations of unconditional love go right to the core of children; they thrive on words of encouragement about how smart they are and what good marks they get on their report cards.

Children can be programmed negatively in subtle ways. When you tell your children to be careful, for example, you may be implying that the world is full of great big boogiemen lurking around every corner and tree. It is extremely important to talk to children about the real dangers, such as speaking to strangers or taking rides or candy from people they do not know, and many more, but do refrain from filling their innocent minds with thoughts of doom and fear.

To further enhance your child’s positive outlook, be careful to avoid using the word but. For example, if you say to your child, I love you but you are lazy and untidy, you are affirming your child’s negative behavior and canceling out the positive statement of love. Affirm the child’s special attributes, saying, “You have a great smile, your skin is silky, or your teeth are so perfectly formed.” You can always find something positive to say to your child.

Affirm your children’s worth non-verbally, with a hug, a loving look, and by spending quality time with them. Words are important but the need to be mothered by the action of love is of utmost importance. When you have congruence with words, feelings, and actions, your Affirmations ring true. Affirm positively on a regular basis and your child will internalize the words you say.

AFFIRMATIONS ARE ALSO FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

FOR CHILDREN   —  THE AFFIRMATION FAMILY —  FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS

I created an Affirmation Family out of the word Affirmation for the children to help them with learning the Affirmation Process and having fun. When I introduced the Affirmation Family  to the 3rd grade class in Washington State, the students just loved the family.  They made up stories about the Affirmation Family going camping, holidays, playing games and having fun together. They also created very unique and interesting Puppet Shows which they performed for the entire school.

Okay let’s meet the Affirmation Family!

AFF–the dad;  IR–the mom;   MA–girl;   TION–the boy;   MASTER–the cat  & SHORTFORM–the dog

AFFThe dad. He presents dads all over the world of all nationalities and all types. He really cares about his family and does everything possible to help them learn, develop self-esteem and have good self-worth. He is very involved with his children in a positive, happy way.He is quite firm; yet very loving! He is a very hard worker and responsible man with good character and ideals.

IRM — The mom– She is like moms everywhere and represents moms of all nationalities. She is kind and helpful and loves her family. She listens to problems and provides information-for problem solving. She also encourages others to find ways to help themselves.She teaches Aff and Ion how to have good manners, thinking positive, happy thoughts and be kind and considerate of others. She believes that the family that affirms together—– stays together.

MA –the boy — He is quite daring and inquisitive. Sometimes he gets into trouble.He just loves to lay ball and soccer an. When he is not careful he breaks a window. He loves sports, his pets and learning new things. He is very kind and does not believe in any type of bullying of others or using put-downs.He likes school and his school mates.

TION — The girl – She is sweet and a little shy. She worries about what she should wear, how her hair looks and how she acts. She loves to do Puppet Shows and play with her pets also. Sometimes she pesters her brother MAT.  At timed her mom and dad have to remind her to do her chores. She enjoys going to school learning and being with her school friends.She is also very artistic and draws beautiful pictures, which win many Awards.

I called the cat Master as most cats feel that they are the Master and the dog the name of Shortform as most dogs obey their Masters.  These of course represent the Master and Short Form Affirmations. So let’s get acquainted with Master and Shortform.

MASTER–The Cat — She is one cool cat. At times he is nice to Shortform. She has mood swings and is pushy, yet nice. Her pur-r-r drives people nutty. She can be loving. She loves to bring mice into the house to show the family. She is independent and sometimes aloof and definitively the Master of the home.

SHORTFORM — The dog — He is cute and cuddly. He follows Mat and Ion and chase sticks. He thinks Master the cat is okay and he tolerates her. He often needs a bath especially when he gets wet. He is quite nosey and sticks his nose into other peoples’ business which sometimes gets him into trouble just like Matt.  Master and Shortform, even though they are very different animals, they are good friends.

Read about The Affirmation Family in the Children’s Story Book — The Affirmation Family Goes to a Movie About Rudy the Raccoon.

SOME TESTIMONIALS

                  Business woman/Community Leader approves of the Kids Program\

. . .   Teaching Affirmations to children through your  Affirmations and Kids Program is a wonderful way to see our communities move forward. As a member of the business community, I am delighted to see children learning practical real life skills that assist them in becoming responsible individuals and benefiting society as a whole. Wonderful work! I take my hat off to you! Mira M. Businesswoman, Vancouver, Canada

                   Helping Children to Build a More Peaceful and Healthier World!

. . . . .    What a wonderful gift the Kids Affirmation Club has been for the children in our group. It gave me terrific joy to see how they looked forward to each weekly meeting with such great enthusiasm. The discussions were invaluable help, especially in the area of problem-solving where they were encouraged to think creatively and for themselves. These exercises were great confidence builders, helping each one to shine in their own individuality was great fun to watch and an even greater pleasure to participate. With the proper foundations, starting with our most precious gifts–our children, we can build a much healthier and more peaceful tomorrow. The Kids Affirmation Program is definitely a magnificent tool toward this essential objective. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rose M. Single mother of two beautiful daughters

                       Spend as Much Time as You Can with Your Children

. . . . . .  With our changing times and family structures, it is wonderful to see such as program as this for children that encompasses family, school and community. My belief is that parents should be home as much as possible, give children lots of love and encouragement, teach them to respect and take time to be involved in their lives. Richard (Daddy) Babb (90 going on 100)

               Educator Praises the Skills of Conflict Resolutions Taught in Kids Program

. . . . .. Through the eyes of a parent and educator I appreciate your insight in teaching our children the skills of conflict resolutions, the power of positively and properly done Affirmation, exercises and methods to enhance their lives. Thank you for your commitment to the children of our community and those worldwide, Beverley, Vocational Placement Specialist

                                       Helping Kids Deal with Inner Struggles

. . . .  As an educator for the last thirty years I have noticed that more and more students struggle with finding peace within themselves and with others making it difficult for students to progress. Your Kids Program shows students how to change that inner struggle, dealing with low self-esteem, etc. It also includes components so that peace filtrates into families, communities and then out into the world. Candice, 4th Grade Teacher

Box of Short Form Affirmations Method Helps Children Become Happier & More Focused

. . . .   This program has empowered my children and myself to be the best we can be. Each day the boys and I choose an Affirmation from the box of Short Form Affirmations that I created. They read it, think about it and then put it into practice during the day. These Affirmations are positive and specific to my personal goals of continued growth and mindfulness in our daily activities. The boys enjoy the hands on activity of working with the exercises and method taught. We are happier and more focused now than we were a year ago when we began working with this Kids Affirmation Program. I would like to see this Kids program taught in every home and school. Our heartfelt thanks Tara C. Parent

                            Dear Dr. Evers  – My Story–The Happy Parent

I am writing to tell you how much we have benefited from the Parent Section of your Kids Affirmation Program especially the part about teaching children respect, have empathy, self-esteem consideration and more using the Kids Affirmation Game. I have two daughters age six and four and they were fighting and bickering with each other every day. I became interested in Affirmations when I came across your Book–Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness and your Kids Program which I purchased. Following the directions, I typed up a sheet of paper with Affirmations on it, such as, “I respect my sister; I use my quiet voice when mom is on the phone; I keep my hands to myself; I share with my sister and others; I am happy, etc.

We then decorated the paper with stickers,  laminated it and cut it into smaller pieces of paper and placed them in our ‘Special Box’. Each morning my daughters would choose four cards from our ‘Special Box’ and read them out loud. They would then follow what the cards said. Our family refers to his process as ‘The RULES.’ In the evenings the three of us go for a walk in the park and discuss if ‘The Rules” had been followed that day. My girls got so involved with the routine of doing Affirmations that now if I hear them start to bicker all I have to say is, “Remember the Rules, and they quickly start using their ‘nice manners.’ I have to thank you and tell you that my daughters are more quiet, respectful of each other and well-behaved now.

Congratulations for producing such a wonderful and positive program for children. There could not be a better time in history to teach our children respect, love, self-esteem, sharing and consideration.  We firmly believe that Affirmations always work when they are done correctly. Thank you, Karen Gill,  Parent, Lower Fraser Valley. BC

                            Dennis Learns Kindness from the Ripple Effect Method

. . . . .  My son Dennis was always aggressive, even as a toddler. He is now in the 4th grade. He used to be constantly fighting and come home with black eyes, a bloody nose and bruises. We were very concerned. Then we met you and received Family Counseling. I have to tell you that Dennis, who used to be nick-named ‘class bully’ has now changed. When I asked him why the change, he looked at me and said, “Mom I listened to what that Dr. Evers said, you know about the Ripple Effect. The one where we dropped the rock into water and watched the ripples going out form it. Now I am really saying and doing good things so those good ripples can go out in the air.” Then I remembered in one of our family counseling sessions you taught our family about the ripple effect and how it worked. Thank you so much, Jeannette, happy mom of Former class bully.

                          The Fear Zoo Exercise Worked for Tiffany\

My daughter Tiffany who is a 3rd grader had a wonderful experience with doing Affirmations. She followed your instructions from your Affirmations Boo on Happiness and did the Fear Zoo Exercise. She visualized her fear of heights as a large giraffe named Gerry and put it into a beautiful cage in a Fear Zoo. She few a picture of the giraffe, brightly colored it and then pasted it on construction paper. She took straws and pasted them over the drawing which made the bards of a cage. She made the cage very pretty with flowers, leaves and greenery. She would go (in her mind) and talk to it every day. The more she talked about her fear to Gerry, the more he listened, asked questions and answered her questions and the fear lessened and actually faded away.

Last month the whole family went on a vacation and I am so happy t to report Hts participated in every event, even the ones that included going to exhibits, etc. which necessitated traveling on elevator, going up stairs and heights. This is such a gift to our whole family as well as Tiffany as we always dreaded that part of our trip and now we ALL look forward to our entire trip with happy anticipation We cannot thank you enough, Yes we all believe in Affirmations and we are doing them as a family regularly for other things, like family vacations, outings, etc. Josie and Family

                    Dear Anne Marie — Affirmations Go to School in Lunch Boxes

Thank you for sending me your Children’s Affirmation of the Day. It reminds me to send my children to school with a short note from me in their lunch boxes, reminding them how much I love them, what is happening that day after school and what I appreciate about them. I have also included one of your daily Affirmations. When I skip a day (or 5 ) they really notice and ask me to start sending them again. Thanks for the daily reminder of how important affirmations are to our children and ourselves. With gratitude. Kelly, Appreciative mom in Vancouver, WA

                              Daily Short Form Affirmations for 5 Year-Old

Dear Dr. Evers                                                                                                                                                  

My son is 5 years old and every morning before we leave the house I tell him the Short Form Affirmation for the day. I explain what it means and tell him that I too, will do it and at supper we can talk about it. Well yesterday morning he woke up and asked me what the day’s Affirmation was. I was so happy as I see it is becoming part of his regular morning routine. I see it starting to work as I also overheard him tell his daddy the Affirmations and asked him to come up with 2-3 instances when he applied that Affirmation during the day to tell us at supper. I love it that my son, thanks to your Children’s Affirmation Program can is being taught from a young age the power of positive thinking believing. I will surely be email you again as I plan to continue doing this with my son on a daily basis.Thank. Keep up the good work. Bette Happy mom of a 5 year old son.

Affirmations for Children

POSITIVE AFFIRMATION TOOLS FOR KIDS THAT YOU CAN PUT INTO EFFECT NOW!

Affirmation Light Bulb

This is an email that I received from Sibella and Wade from my Affirmation Column and/or weekly Radio Show,   The Dr. Anne Marie Evers Show and the Ask Dr. Evers Column on www.contacttalkradio.com

Dear Dr. Evers

Just wanted to let you know how much fun we had and are having with the Light Bulb Affirmation Tool that   you shared with us on one of your radio shows. We decided to do it for our family–that is my husband Dan and I and our two twin boys Bobby and Tommy. They are almost 10. First of all we had a family meeting and decided who was going to do what. We created this strange looking Light Bulb in our backyard. It was made from canvas, cardboard and other materials. We found a bunch of old colored Christmas lights and put them on a board to make a light panel. Then we took some folding chairs, mats and bottles of water and we all went into the Affirmation Light Bulb. We laughed as we all looked so ridiculous but we were having so much fun as a family. Then Bobby said to his brother Tommy, “What button do you think we should push?” Tommy replied, “Let’s push the green one for GO.” So they did and we all visualized a beautiful color green filing our Family Affirmation Light Bulb. We then created and repeated a family Master Affirmation to keep our planet green.

Then I said, “Boys what about the color pink for love?” They all agreed and then we did that one and we made it up as we went. We also did a a Master Affirmation for Love and Peace in the world. Talk about fun and excitement!  We use this Affirmation Tool at least once a week or whenever we feel the need to do some family bonding. We are discovering new ways to use our Affirmation Light Bulb and we will keep you informed. Great for building a sound family foundation. Way to do doctor!     We love you!  Sibella, Wade, Bobby and Tommy,  a united and happy family from Spokane, WA.

The Empathy Shoes Affirmation Tool

Dear Dr. Evers

I have been listening with great  interest to your information about your Affirmation Tools that you talk about on your radio shows and I must admit that I have used many of them with total and great success! Now I am wondering if you have any such tools that you can share with us with regard to children, especially to help them to respect and be considerate of one another? My three children are nine, ten and thirteen and seem to always find something to argue and fight about and it makes for a chaotic time in our home. I appreciate the fabulous work you are doing in sharing these wonderful principles, Affirmations and Affirmation Tools with the world. Betty, Teacher, Marysville, WA

Dear Betty

I am glad you are listening to my shows and finding out about the Affirmation that I teach and for using them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Also thank you for sharing with my readers and listeners your ideas and thoughts.

One method that I used with a 3rd grade class in Washington State was the Empathy Shoes Affirmation Tool. We had the children bring old (as large as possible) shoes from home. Each child  decorated their pair of shoes in whatever way they chose. They had so much fun and some of the creations were rather outlandish. We told them to use their imagination and they certainly did!  Betty why not do with Empathy Shoes Affirmation Tool with your children? First of all, depending upon their ages,  I would explain the word ‘Empathy’ to them. Empathy means being sympathetic and  having compassion and consideration for another. It could also mean having the power of understanding and imagination to help them be able to feel and understand how another is feeling. When your children start to bicker and argue amongst themselves encourage them to put on each other’s Empathy Shoes and walk around in them — pretending that they are that person for a few minutes and to imagine tapping into the feelings of that other child. When you feel it is time to end the exercise, take a few minutes to ask each child how he or she felt while walking in the other child’s shoes. Ask what feelings came up for them.  This is a great way of teaching children healthy self-respect and healthy respect for others.

Sandy’s Story

Sandy a young mother of two children used this process very successfully and she reported that the first time or two not much happened, but she persevered and she was absolutely blown away by the positive results. Now when her children start to disagree, Sandy holds up the shoes. Now after several times, she says all she needs to do is to either hold up the shoes or mention the shoes exercise and they smile and and go on playing nicely. “What a great gift (that keeps on giving) to exasperated parents.” she says, “And not only that but I enjoyed it myself. I talked my sister Chris into doing the exercise with me and WOW was that ever amazing! I would recommend it to everyone who wants to create and keep happy, smooth relationships.”  Sandy says, “Especially for those who are dealing with difficult family situations.”  She reported that now her and her sister Chris are much closer and they are busy building on a strong, healthy, respectful  relationship.

Download this Childrens Affirmations 101 Primer

From my wonderful Friend and Associate Patricia Butchart also known as Dr. Doodle ———–  April 2011

THE CARDS OF LIFE AND CHILDREN

I have used your Cards of Life with some  children at a fair and it was interesting how the little boys just loved to be told that they were going to do amazing things.  They kept bringing back all their little boy friends to have a reading.  My son who was observing said “Mom, these little boys do not often hear such praise about themselves.”  He quite enjoyed these little guys and their response too.”  So did Doctor Doodle.  I love to encourage the little ones.  It is something that they can have whispered in their ears forever – it stays with them and makes them feel good.  Your Cards of Life are Fabulous and lots of insight and fun reading them for others.  Lots of laughs too….   I just read your Cards of Life for my girlfriend — not sure if I did it correctly, but we did what you said — – we had fun! Just like girls just want to have fun ! !  ! ! MY TIME WITH 3rd GRADERS AT KENDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Kendall, WA (Paradise area)

That was so much fun in Paradise – of all places to have a name like that and it was so wonderful to have been able to touch those children and see the difference especially in the little girl with the sniffles who would not look you in the eye at first and then after she looked me straight in the eye and grabbed hold of my legs and said as she hugged me “Doctor Doodle you are the best thing that ever happened to me.”  What a million dollar gift that was and is still.  It warms my heart each time I think of her and also when I tell that story.  What a gift.  Thank you Anne Marie for bringing me into that beautiful space and time in my life.  I am so glad that you choose me to spill the coffee on.  I had forgotten all about that.  I remember only the good things – meeting you.

The Cards of Life On The Go . . .

When I was speaking with one of my dear friends and associates who volunteers in Africa—teaching children how to plant gardens and learn English—she mentioned it would be great to have some flashcards help the children learn English. I remembered I had some extra blank cards from The Cards of Life. I took 100 cards, put labels on them―Happiness, Sharing, Love, Forgiveness―and shipped them to her in Africa. She showed them to school officials in both India and Africa, with the intent to implement these flashcards into the school system to teach Children English. It is my Master Affirmation that the Cards of Life give love, hope, and help wherever they are led to go.

Visit my website    www.cardsoflife.com

I feel good about myself and my classmates. – I like attending school. – I like my teacher. – I have lots of friends. – I am happy.

I now make friends easily. – I love being cheerful and I love smiling. – I feel good about myself. – I love and respect myself.

I know I am important. – Others are important  too!-

I am somebody and I count. – I do well in school. – I remember what I learn and when I forget I close my  eyes and I say to myself, “Clear, search and  remember,” and the information I need comes quickly to me. – I do well in all my assignments and school work and I love learning.

I like people and they like me. – I enjoy helping my teacher and others. – I get good marks in my spelling and in all my subjects. – I know how important it is to study and learn.

I know going to school and learning is training me for my later career. – Whenever I feel fear or anger in my body, I say quickly, “Delete, Delete, I am happy,” and I feel better. – I always fill that empty space with happy, positive thoughts. – I enjoy nature and studying about creation. – I learn about animals and how they act and react and live.

I am kind and loving to my pets and they respond in the same way. – I know how thinking and making pictures in my mind become real to me. – I create vivid, pictures in color of me doing great in school, having a host of friends and being respected.

I make vivid pictures in my mind to help me win at football, hockey and other games. – I sit quietly and visualize our team wining a touchdown. – I make my mind pictures very real.

I keep my mind clean and tidy at all times and negativity is not welcome in my world. – I have and enjoy a healthy self-love and respect.

If I cannot love and respect myself, how can I expect others to love and respect me?

I treat myself and others with loving kindness. – I never beat myself up; I just say, “Okay the next time I will do it differently,” and I do. – I know self-talk is very important.

I practice the PST x 3- (a) Positive Self-thought (b) Positive Self-talk and ; (c) Positive Street-talk. – I know my mind is like a highly sophisticated computer. – I choose the words carefully when speaking to myself and others.

I know that I cannot take words back entirely so I think before I speak

I know what a powerful effect that harmful, negative thoughts have on my body and self-esteem.

I make sure I use only positive, happy words and say what I want to happen in my life. – I am respectful and I listen to what others say. – I never interrup or do all the talking. – I know I also learn by listening and observing. – I feel good about life, other people and myself.

I say ‘No’ easily and quickly when I choose to without guilt. – I never try and convince or control others.

I love using my wonderful creative abilities, imagination, love and understanding. – I know I have the power within to create my dreams and I use this power wisely and to the good of all. – I never allow fear to control my life.

I never compete or compare myself to my friends. – I am very special in my own way and others are special in their way.

I make friends easily and quickly because I am kind and considerate.

I am really interested in what others are saying and what is happening in their lives.

I am totally accepted by my family, teachers and classmates. – I am popular, cheerful and happy. – People love to be around me. – I am balanced. – I get excellent grades in school.

I love doing my homework projects and assignments. – I use my power to say ‘No’ whenever I am faced with a negative situation. – I respect and trust myself and my abilities. – I have and enjoy healthy self-esteem. – I have many friends.

I try and build my friends up — not tear them down.

I never belittle myself or my abilities. – I know it is not selfish to have a healthy love and respect for myself.

I choose happiness and I am now happy.  When I am angry, I find natural ways to vent my anger. – When I am angry, I pound a pillow, hit a punching bag, write a letter, or do another activity that releases anger and tension.

I go some place where I will not be heard and yell and scream at the top of my voice.

I know when I put a ‘d’ in front of anger it becomes ‘danger.’ – My abilities increase daily as I use them wisely and to the good of all.

I refrain from criticizing my family members, friends, peers and others. – I believe in myself.

I consider driving a privilege and I treat it as such.

When I come of legal age to drive, I give myself permission to be an excellent, safe, cautious driver and I am. I am wide awake, and completely free of alcohol and all drugs. I easily refuse any form of drugs.

I believe in myself and my abilities. I give myself permission to be happy and I am. I love life and living in the present. I look forward to all the wonderful things taking place in my life.

I magnetize the right friendships into my life. I am popular and have lasting, wonderful, supportive friends. I understand and respect my friends and they respect and understand me.

I have faith in myself to make the right choices and I do. I enjoy being guilt-free.

I am confident and happy. I respect myself and my opinions. I take responsibility for my choices and my actions

No one can jump into my mind and think my thoughts for me, nor can I do this for another person.

I love, respect and approve of myself just the way I am. I show loving kindness and respect to everyone I meet. I watch my self-talk. I am aware and listen to the self-talk of my family members and friends. I never allow the negative words of others to affect my mind and body.

I truly do approve of and accept myself. I believe in me. I have a healthy self-love. My life is full and rewarding. I accept and approve of others.

I never put others down or criticize them. I always find something positive and uplifting to say to them. I love to help others. I love to win and I am happy when others win too. I have a winning personality.

I do things to give me the wining consciousness. I practice, visualize, and affirm myself as being a winner and help others do the same. I dare to be different-–to stand out in a crowd and to stand up for myself and my beliefs. I dare to stop unfair bullying in my school, playground and in my community and I do! I respect others and I am respected.

I know that I cannot change others, but I can change the way in which I view them and feel about them. I am thankful for the good things in my life. I am thankful for my wonderful family, home, clothes, food, good friends, pets, school, teacher, classmates and all.

I am also thankful for the opportunity to learn and to make choices of what I think say and do. I choose to be kind and considerate to everyone.

I know respectful, positive ripples affect every person in a good way. I decide to make today happy. I send thoughts of kindness to other boys and girls. I appreciate my good, quick mind and my healthy body.

I am respectful to my parents, family members and everyone I meet. I do my share of helping around the house. I do my chores cheerfully. I am happy to help out.

I set a good example for my younger brothers and sisters and others. I love being a team player at home and at school. I enjoy doing my homework and think how much I am learning and how doing it helps me with my subjects. It is fun to learn, remember and get good marks. I practice the positive ripple effect at home, at school and everywhere I go.

I watch how much happiness it brings to others.

I am tidy and on time. I value other peoples’ time too. I am respectful and cheerful.

I am popular and well-liked. I get up in the morning and I decide to be happy. It is all up to me so I choose to be happy, cheerful and spread sunshine to everyone I meet. I make the choice.

I never make fun of people who look or act different, or who speak or dress differently.

They are all entitled to their own ideas, actions and the way they dress.

I know that Affirmations are like goals or wishes. I do Affirmations when I blow out the candles on my Birthday Cake and make a wish.

Affirmations are positive happy sentences that help me reach my goals. I love doing my Affirmations every day!

Dear Dr. Anne Marie Evers

“I have used your Cards of Life with some  children at a fair and it was interesting how the little boys just loved to be told that they were going to do amazing things.  They kept bringing back all their little boy friends to have a reading.  My son who was observing said “Mom, these little boys do not often hear such praise about themselves.”  He quite enjoyed these little guys and their response too.”  So did Doctor Doodle.  I love to encourage the little ones.  It is something that they can have whispered in their ears forever – it stays with them and makes them feel good.  The Cards of Life are Fabulous and lots of fun reading them for others.  Lots of laughs too….

To learn more about Affirmations and how you can make them work for you and your children, please read my best-selling book, Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness and Much More, 8th edition NOW also available on www.amazon.com

Emails from Kids & Answers — A message from an 8 yr old boy…

Dear Affirmations doctor

My name is Jamie and I am 8 years old. I have a dog named Toby. How can I teach Toby to do tricks? My brother James, who is 12 says Toby is older than me (in dog years), but he seems kinda dumb. I am smarter than him. Can I use affirms to help? Thanks Jamie P.S. He is a ‘boy’ dog.

Dear Jamie

Spend time showing and teaching him. Be gentle and patient. Reward Toby with loads of praise, petting and giving him his favorite dog biscuits when he learns a new trick. Dogs thrive on praise. Remember dogs have feelings too and it takes time to learn new things, just like boys and girls. It is so important to say kind, loving words to Toby. He is very sensitive to the tone of voice that you use and what you are feeling.

I would suggest only teaching him a few tricks to begin with like (a) speaking, (b) sitting, (c) shaking a paw and (d) rolling over. Your affirmation would be: “My Toby now learns his tricks easily and we have fun together!” Please keep me posted on Toby’s progress and your use of affirmations. I am always so happy and pleased to hear from you and your friends.

A message from a young girl… Dear Affirmations doctor:

I try my hardest but I can’t always seem to pay attention all the time. My mom is sad and I want to make her happy. My little sister is so hard to take care of. My step dad is always mad at me. Help me. Help my family? Alanna

Dear Alanna

You sound like a lovely girl and I thank you for writing to me. First of all about paying attention, you could do the following affirmation to help you focus. Did you know that an affirmation is like a wish or goal? Also when people have a birthday cake with candles and blow out the candles and make a wish, they are doing an affirmation.

Affirmation for Alanna-Concentration

“I, Alanna now place all my attention on what I need to know. I direct my attention to the important things that I need to know and remember to the good of all. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Signed: Alanna _________________  Dated:    _________________

Magnifying Glass Exercise

When a magnifying glass is held steadily and close enough over a newspaper and the sunlight is strong enough it will burn, but if we had exactly the same conditions, but moved the magnifying glass back and forth, which would be scattering, it would not burn. This shows the power of concentration and focus on one object.

That is the same as you concentrating and focusing on one thing and putting it in your mind. I am very sorry that you mom is sad. We cannot make other people happy Alanna, all we can do is to be happy ourselves and when you are happy that will help her. As for the question about your little sister, you did not say how old she is, but try and remember back a couple of years (or so) when you were that age and that can help. Also we teach the children in Grade 3 about the Empathy Shoes that means walking in another person’s shoes, trying to really understand how he or she feels. I would also suggest another affirmation:

“Our home is harmonious and happy. We are doing our very best to make our home happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Sign and date it.I really hope this will help you. I am very proud of you for being so aware, caring and also for writing to me. Contact me here

With Much Caring  The Affirmations Doctor.

Affirmations for Children

SOME POSITIVE AFFIRMTON TOOLS FOR KIDS THAT YOU CAN PUT INTO EFFECT  N O W !

Affirmation Light Bulb

This is an email that I received from Sibella and Wade from my Affirmation Column and/or weekly Radio Show,   The Dr. Anne Marie Evers Show and the Ask Dr. Evers Column on www.contacttalkradio.com

Dear Dr. Evers

Just wanted to let you know how much fun we had and are having with the Light Bulb Affirmation Tool that   you shared with us on one of your radio shows. We decided to do it for our family–that is my husband Dan and I and our two twin boys Bobby and Tommy. They are almost 10. First of all we had a family meeting and decided who was going to do what. We created this strange looking Light Bulb in our backyard. It was made from canvas, cardboard and other materials. We found a bunch of old colored Christmas lights and put them on a board to make a light panel. Then we took some folding chairs, mats and bottles of water and we all went into the Affirmation Light Bulb. We laughed as we all looked so ridiculous but we were having so much fun as a family. Then Bobby said to his brother Tommy, “What button do you think we should push?” Tommy replied, “Let’s push the green one for GO.” So they did and we all visualized a beautiful color green filing our Family Affirmation Light Bulb. We then created and repeated a family Master Affirmation to keep our planet green.

Then I said, “Boys what about the color pink for love?” They all agreed and then we did that one and we made it up as we went. We also did a a Master Affirmation for Love and Peace in the world. Talk about fun and excitement!  We use this Affirmation Tool at least once a week or whenever we feel the need to do some family bonding. We are discovering new ways to use our Affirmation Light Bulb and we will keep you informed. Great for building a sound family foundation. Way to do doctor!     We love you!  Sibella, Wade, Bobby and Tommy,  a united and happy family from Spokane, WA.

The Empathy Shoes Affirmation Tool

Dear Dr. Evers

I have been listening with great  interest to your information about your Affirmation Tools that you talk about on your radio shows and I must admit that I have used many of them with total and great success! Now I am wondering if you have any such tools that you can share with us with regard to children, especially to help them to respect and be considerate of one another? My three children are nine, ten and thirteen and seem to always find something to argue and fight about and it makes for a chaotic time in our home. I appreciate the fabulous work you are doing in sharing these wonderful principles, Affirmations and Affirmation Tools with the world. Betty, Teacher, Marysville, WA

Dear Betty

I am glad you are listening to my shows and finding out about the Affirmation that I teach and for using them. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Also thank you for sharing with my readers and listeners your ideas and thoughts.

One method that I used with a 3rd grade class in Washington State was the Empathy Shoes Affirmation Tool. We had the children bring old (as large as possible) shoes from home. Each child  decorated their pair of shoes in whatever way they chose. They had so much fun and some of the creations were rather outlandish. We told them to use their imagination and they certainly did!  Betty why not do with Empathy Shoes Affirmation Tool with your children? First of all, depending upon their ages,  I would explain the word ‘Empathy’ to them. Empathy means being sympathetic and  having compassion and consideration for another. It could also mean having the power of understanding and imagination to help them be able to feel and understand how another is feeling. When your children start to bicker and argue amongst themselves encourage them to put on each other’s Empathy Shoes and walk around in them — pretending that they are that person for a few minutes and to imagine tapping into the feelings of that other child. When you feel it is time to end the exercise, take a few minutes to ask each child how he or she felt while walking in the other child’s shoes. Ask what feelings came up for them.  This is a great way of teaching children healthy self-respect and healthy respect for others.

Sandy’s Story

Sandy a young mother of two children used this process very successfully and she reported that the first time or two not much happened, but she persevered and she was absolutely blown away by the positive results. Now when her children start to disagree, Sandy holds up the shoes. Now after several times, she says all she needs to do is to either hold up the shoes or mention the shoes exercise and they smile and and go on playing nicely. “What a great gift (that keeps on giving) to exasperated parents.” she says, “And not only that but I enjoyed it myself. I talked my sister Chris into doing the exercise with me and WOW was that ever amazing! I would recommend it to everyone who wants to create and keep happy, smooth relationships.”  Sandy says, “Especially for those who are dealing with difficult family situations.”  She reported that now her and her sister Chris are much closer and they are busy building on a strong, healthy, respectful  relationship.

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From my wonderful Friend and Associate Patricia Butchart also known as Dr. Doodle ———–  April 2011

THE CARDS OF LIFE AND CHILDREN

I have used your Cards of Life with some  children at a fair and it was interesting how the little boys just loved to be told that they were going to do amazing things.  They kept bringing back all their little boy friends to have a reading.  My son who was observing said “Mom, these little boys do not often hear such praise about themselves.”  He quite enjoyed these little guys and their response too.”  So did Doctor Doodle.  I love to encourage the little ones.  It is something that they can have whispered in their ears forever – it stays with them and makes them feel good.  TYour Cards of Life are Fabulous and lots of insight and fun reading them for others.  Lots of laughs too….   I just read your Cards of Life for my girlfriend — not sure if I did it correctly, but we did what you said — – we had fun! Just like girls just want to have fun ! !  ! ! MY TIME WITH 3rd GRADERS AT KENDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Kendall, WA (Paradise area)

That was so much fun in Paradise – of all places to have a name like that and it was so wonderful to have been able to touch those children and see the difference especially in the little girl with the sniffles who would not look you in the eye at first and then after she looked me straight in the eye and grabbed hold of my legs and said as she hugged me “Doctor Doodle you are the best thing that ever happened to me.”  What a million dollar gift that was and is still.  It warms my heart each time I think of her and also when I tell that story.  What a gift.  Thank you Anne Marie for bringing me into that beautiful space and time in my life.  I am so glad that you choose me to spill the coffee on.  I had forgotten all about that.  I remember only the good things – meeting you.

The Cards of Life On The Go . . .

When I was speaking with one of my dear friends and associates who volunteers in Africa—teaching children how to plant gardens and learn English—she mentioned it would be great to have some flashcards help the children learn English. I remembered I had some extra blank cards from The Cards of Life. I took 100 cards, put labels on them―Happiness, Sharing, Love, Forgiveness―and shipped them to her in Africa. She showed them to school officials in both India and Africa, with the intent to implement these flashcards into the school system to teach Children English. It is my Master Affirmation that the Cards of Life give love, hope, and help wherever they are led to go.

Visit my website    www.cardsoflife.com

I feel good about myself and my classmates. – I like attending school. – I like my teacher. – I have lots of friends. – I am happy.

I now make friends easily. – I love being cheerful and I love smiling. – I feel good about myself. – I love and respect myself.

I know I am important. – Others are important  too!-

I am somebody and I count. – I do well in school. – I remember what I learn and when I forget I close my  eyes and I say to myself, “Clear, search and  remember,” and the information I need comes quickly to me. – I do well in all my assignments and school work and I love learning.

I like people and they like me. – I enjoy helping my teacher and others. – I get good marks in my spelling and in all my subjects. – I know how important it is to study and learn.

I know going to school and learning is training me for my later career. – Whenever I feel fear or anger in my body, I say quickly, “Delete, Delete, I am happy,” and I feel better. – I always fill that empty space with happy, positive thoughts. – I enjoy nature and studying about creation. – I learn about animals and how they act and react and live.

I am kind and loving to my pets and they respond in the same way. – I know how thinking and making pictures in my mind become real to me. – I create vivid, pictures in color of me doing great in school, having a host of friends and being respected.

I make vivid pictures in my mind to help me win at football, hockey and other games. – I sit quietly and visualize our team wining a touchdown. – I make my mind pictures very real.

I keep my mind clean and tidy at all times and negativity is not welcome in my world. – I have and enjoy a healthy self-love and respect.

If I cannot love and respect myself, how can I expect others to love and respect me?

I treat myself and others with loving kindness. – I never beat myself up; I just say, “Okay the next time I will do it differently,” and I do. – I know self-talk is very important.

I practice the PST x 3- (a) Positive Self-thought (b) Positive Self-talk and ; (c) Positive Street-talk. – I know my mind is like a highly sophisticated computer. – I choose the words carefully when speaking to myself and others.

I know that I cannot take words back entirely so I think before I speak

I know what a powerful effect that harmful, negative thoughts have on my body and self-esteem.

I make sure I use only positive, happy words and say what I want to happen in my life. – I am respectful and I listen to what others say. – I never interrupt or do all the talking. – I know I also learn by listening and observing. – I feel good about life, other people and myself.

I say ‘No’ easily and quickly when I choose to without guilt. – I never try and convince or control others.

I love using my wonderful creative abilities, imagination, love and understanding. – I know I have the power within to create my dreams and I use this power wisely and to the good of all. – I never allow fear to control my life.

I never compete or compare myself to my friends. – I am very special in my own way and others are special in their way.

I make friends easily and quickly because I am kind and considerate.

I am really interested in what others are saying and what is happening in their lives.

I am totally accepted by my family, teachers and classmates. – I am popular, cheerful and happy. – People love to be around me. – I am balanced. – I get excellent grades in school.

I love doing my homework projects and assignments. – I use my power to say ‘No’ whenever I am faced with a negative situation. – I respect and trust myself and my abilities. – I have and enjoy healthy self-esteem. – I have many friends.

I try and build my friends up — not tear them down.

I never belittle myself or my abilities. – I know it is not selfish to have a healthy love and respect for myself.

I choose happiness. – When I am angry, I find natural ways to vent my anger. – When I am angry, I pound a pillow, hit a punching bag, write a letter, or do another activity that releases anger and tension.

I go some place where I will not be heard and yell and scream at the top of my voice.

I know when I put a ‘d’ in front of anger it becomes ‘danger.’ – My abilities increase daily as I use them wisely and to the good of all.

I refrain from criticizing my family members, friends, peers and others. – I believe in myself.

I consider driving a privilege and I treat it as such.

When I come of legal age to drive, I give myself permission to be an excellent, safe, cautious driver and I am. I am wide awake, and completely free of alcohol and all drugs. I easily refuse any form of drugs.

I believe in myself and my abilities. I give myself permission to be happy and I am. I love life and living in the present. I look forward to all the wonderful things taking place in my life.

I magnetize the right friendships into my life. I am popular and have lasting, wonderful, supportive friends. I understand and respect my friends and they respect and understand me.

I have faith in myself to make the right choices and I do. I enjoy being guilt-free.

I am confident and happy. I respect myself and my opinions. I take responsibility for my choices and my actions

No one can jump into my mind and think my thoughts for me, nor can I do this for another person.

I love, respect and approve of myself just the way I am. I show loving kindness and respect to everyone I meet. I watch my self-talk. I am aware and listen to the self-talk of my family members and friends. I never allow the negative words of others to affect my mind and body.

I truly do approve of and accept myself. I believe in me. I have a healthy self-love. My life is full and rewarding. I accept and approve of others.

I never put others down or criticize them. I always find something positive and uplifting to say to them. I love to help others. I love to win and I am happy when others win too. I have a winning personality.

I do things to give me the wining consciousness. I practice, visualize, and affirm myself as being a winner and help others do the same. I dare to be different-–to stand out in a crowd and to stand up for myself and my beliefs. I dare to stop unfair bullying in my school, playground and in my community and I do! I respect others and I am respected.

I know that I cannot change others, but I can change the way in which I view them and feel about them. I am thankful for the good things in my life. I am thankful for my wonderful family, home, clothes, food, good friends, pets, school, teacher, classmates and all.

I am also thankful for the opportunity to learn and to make choices of what I think say and do. I choose to be kind and considerate to everyone.

I know respectful, positive ripples affect every person in a good way. I decide to make today happy. I send thoughts of kindness to other boys and girls. I appreciate my good, quick mind and my healthy body.

I am respectful to my parents, family members and everyone I meet. I do my share of helping around the house. I do my chores cheerfully. I am happy to help out.

I set a good example for my younger brothers and sisters and others. I love being a team player at home and at school. I enjoy doing my homework and think how much I am learning and how doing it helps me with my subjects. It is fun to learn, remember and get good marks. I practice the positive ripple effect at home, at school and everywhere I go.

I watch how much happiness it brings to others.

I am tidy and on time. I value other peoples’ time too. I am respectful and cheerful.

I am popular and well-liked. I get up in the morning and I decide to be happy. It is all up to me so I choose to be happy, cheerful and spread sunshine to everyone I meet. I make the choice.

I never make fun of people who look or act different, or who speak or dress differently.

They are all entitled to their own ideas, actions and the way they dress.

I know that Affirmations are like goals or wishes. I do Affirmations when I blow out the candles on my Birthday Cake and make a wish.

Affirmations are positive happy sentences that help me reach my goals. I love doing my Affirmations every day!

Dear Dr. Anne Marie Evers

“I have used your Cards of Life with some  children at a fair and it was interesting how the little boys just loved to be told that they were going to do amazing things.  They kept bringing back all their little boy friends to have a reading.  My son who was observing said “Mom, these little boys do not often hear such praise about themselves.”  He quite enjoyed these little guys and their response too.”  So did Doctor Doodle.  I love to encourage the little ones.  It is something that they can have whispered in their ears forever – it stays with them and makes them feel good.  The Cards of Life are Fabulous and lots of fun reading them for others.  Lots of laughs too….

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