Positive Affirmations for my Daughter (And Me)

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Positive Affirmations Daughter

Today I’m sharing a set of positive affirmations I say with my daughter every day, whenever there is a quiet moment between her and me.

I always pictured myself exclusively as a boy mom. I’m crude, a little too brash at times; so I sort of envisioned myself corralling a little family of wrestlers. I’ll never forget the moments and days that followed after I learned that we were having a girl. I literally couldn’t picture in my head being a girl mom (I know, totally ridiculous). Fast forward to today, and the relationship that we have together is the most sacred thing to me. Yes, I have a son, and I love both of my kids beyond any capacity I envisioned I could; but there is an extra important responsibility I feel that I have with my daughter. Perhaps I’ll dive into more detail about this in another post sometime 🙂

So here we are. My little girl is now in pre-school, and I’m finding it just as important now (as it will be in the future) to remind her that it all starts within. Her relationship with herself will always be a top priority of mine, and it’s my job to foster that relationship from the very beginning. So without further ado, these are the list of things we say today to get off on the right foot. Enjoy!

Confession: After we’re finished, I sometimes go over them again with “We” instead of “I”. Mama needs reminded too 😉


  • I am strong.

  • I am powerful.

  • I can be anything I want to be.

  • I work hard.

  • I don’t quit.

  • If I fall, I get back up.

  • I am smart.

  • I am courageous.

  • I am brave enough to do what is right.

  • I am helpful.

  • I am kind.

  • If I don’t have something nice to say, I won’t say anything at all.

  • I am loved.

  • I am blessed.

  • My family loves me just the way I am.

  • I am proud.

  • I love myself.

  • There’s no one I’d rather be, than me. (Double points if you think of Wreck-It-Ralph every time you repeat this one 😉 )

Do you say any positive affirmations with your kids? I’d love to hear them!!






  1. Rachel
    July 3, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Love this and love you. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristina Nissen
      July 3, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Love YOU mama 🙂 🙂 All my love to you and your family!

  2. Tammy Bernshausen
    May 24, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Wow! I just love this!! I will use these with my granddaughters too! Since I am sure I used most of these with my daughter!! Love your blog

    • Kristina Nissen
      May 24, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks so much Tammy! You’re always giving me so much love 🙂 Hugs!

  3. Christina
    May 24, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!! You just pretty much verbalized exactly. How I feel about by daughter. So convicted about raising her to be emotionally healthy and to rest in the fact that she is loved beyond measure! Fantastic post. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristina Nissen
      May 24, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you SO much Christina!! I am beyond happy that you enjoyed it, and further, resonate with it 🙂 All my love!

  4. May 24, 2017 / 11:16 am

    This warms my heart! I love that you do this with her! As the youngest of four sisters, with an incredible mother and an all-girls high school experience behind me, I have seen firsthand how important it is to love yourself !

    • Kristina Nissen
      May 24, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      You warm MY heart!! Thank you so much for this, Danielle 🙂 ‘Hope to meet you in person soon!!

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