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15 Affirmations For Parents

Updated: Mar 23

A pregnant mother holds her smiling toddler girl above her protruding belly, as the sun sets in the background

Becoming a parent is a never-ending loop of learning, adjusting expectations and caring for a tiny human who adores you. Flaws and all. Sometimes those shortcomings will make us believe we are not doing a good enough job. But here is the thing, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!

But I know, easier said than done...or believed. So, today, I am sharing affirmations that can help you focus on the good you have been doing for your family.

What are affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements that can help to alter one’s subconscious thinking. When repeated a lot, they can influence a person’s outlook on a matter which they often think of in a negative light. Affirmations help persons calibrate and focus on the positive of an unfavourable situation.

What are the benefits of affirmations?

Affirmations can have a long-lasting impact on the lives of individuals and those around them. As a parent, maintaining a positive viewpoint is important, as it helps you to inspire and encourage positive developmental characteristics in children. They can't help but mimic the positive energy you give off. Here are some other benefits to repeating affirmations:

  • Increase happiness

  • Help to keep things in perspective

  • Ultimately improves physical health

  • Reduces negative thought

15 affirmations parents need to remember

These reminders have gotten me through many as a first-time mom. I hope they help you too. Repeat them as often as you need to.

  1. I am doing the best I can for my child.

  2. I love my child no matter what today brings.

  3. I can ask for help.

  4. I am the best parent for my child.

  5. Some days are better than others; that doesn’t mean I am a terrible parent.

  6. I love my children exactly as they are.

  7. I can prioritise my physical, mental and emotional health even as I care for my child.

  8. Change takes time.

  9. I am a good enough parent.

  10. In taking care of myself, I’m teaching my kids the value of self-care.

  11. Parenting has ups and downs and I can handle them.

  12. I am not called to be a perfect parent.

  13. I am grateful for my kids, partner and family.

  14. Today is a new day for our family.

  15. I live a life rich with love.

Final Thoughts

Now, I am not saying you should use affirmations as excuses for your wrongs. But sometimes as parents, we are harder on ourselves than we are on a parent we hear of in a similar situation. Using affirmations help to us correct our insecurities and extend grace when needed. This isn't a one hit wonder either, take a hit of this list of 15 affirmations parents need to remember on any day you may need it.

Let’s keep the list going. What’s one affirmation you have used to help correct your running mind when things don’t go according to plan? Share it in the comments below.

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