It is so important to help our children learn how to love themselves!

Loving oneself helps to promote confidence and self-esteem.

Self-love and care is essential in leading a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle.

When children are taught to love themselves, they are given an incredible gift!

I discuss this further in my article, Teaching Children: How to Love Themselves

The following is a list of activities that your child can do in order to promote inner love!

Some of these are the same ones recommended for us grownups!

So, perhaps, you could enjoy having fun doing these together!

*Please note that some of these recommendations may require adult supervision.
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1. Read a favorite book

2. Draw a picture of themself and talk about beauty inside and out

3. Play a favorite game

4. Talk kindly to themself in the mirror

5. Make a list of all of the great things about themself

6. Take a nap

7. Eat a food that promotes feeling great

8. Watch a favorite movie

9. Wrap up in a warm blanket

10. Go out for a run

11. Sing to themself

12. Pick some flowers for themself

13. Make a card and write a personal message to themself

14. Engage in an activity that promotes feeling great

15. Make a personal collage

16. Rock in a rocking chair

17. Decorate themself with positive affirmation stickers

18. Paint a self portrait

19. Stay home from school for a day

20. Draw a picture of a futuristic self

21. Spend some time alone in a tent/fort/hideaway

22. Look up at the stars

23. Paint a picture of a futuristic self

24. Find a quote that resonates well with themself

25. Write down what is loved about themself

26. Take some selfies

27. Take a video of a self-pep talk

28. Say “no thank you” to something that they don’t really want to do

29. Pretend to be a superhero and use a favorite quality about themself as their superpower

30. Make a list of goals for themself

31. Study something of interest

32. Draw up a perfect day and then live it!

33. Make a personal tree and “hang” the things that they love about themself on the tree

34. Buy themself a present

35. Write a nice letter to themself, seal it and then don’t open it for one year

36. Listen to favorite music

37. Enjoy a warm beverage of choice (tea, hot chocolate, etc)

38. Allow themself to sit and feel whatever emotions are coming up

39. Give themself a manicure/pedicure

40. Look at photos that bring up good feelings

41. Spend time with people who make them feel good

42. Lay in a pile of pillows

43. Sniff a favorite smell (cookies baking in the oven, scented candle or air freshener)

44. Do yoga

45. Meditate

46. Simply stand outside and breathe in some fresh air

47. Do some simple stretches

48. Lay on the couch and do absolutely nothing

49. Dance

50. Give themself a big hug

And that, my friends, is a quick list of 50 ways that you child can show some self-love!

Make certain that you help your child to build in quick moments like this at some point in their day!

Remind your child of how special they are and how much of a difference they can make in this world!

A little love can go a long way in helping your child to grow and to be the best that they can be!


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