“ What if my child doesn’t perform well in school? “
“ I will not be able to do this task at work, I will just embarrass myself”
“ Why am I even trying, I know I’m not smart enough for this.”
We all have such thoughts in our heads at least once every day. Research shows that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts daily. Of these, thousands of thoughts, about 80% are negative, and surprisingly around 95% of these thoughts are the same as the day before. This gives a key insight into our brain's natural ability to look for negative information and grasp onto it, a phenomenon known as negativity bias. Though negativity bias has become innate to most of us, research shows that with significant effort one can counter their negative thoughts.
One of the most productive way to counter negative thoughts is using AFFIRMATIONS
Read what Sneha Sadana expressed about Affirmations in an exclusive conversation with See Sow
Sneha Sadana is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Maryland, United States. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins School of Education, and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Key To being happy
Throughout childhood and early adulthood, we learn certain behaviors like good habits and toxic traits that persist no matter what. Nevertheless, the language we heard as children is usually the dialogue we hear in our own heads every day as adults. Parents can help their children break the cycle. The conversation they hear in their heads can be altered by changing our language and guiding them to do the same.
What are affirmations and do kids understand them?
“The textbook definition of affirmations is that they are positive words or statements that help reinstate a certain belief or state through repetition, and also helps to overcome negative thoughts or emotions."
Positive affirmations can be life-changing for kids. Even if the child may logically not grasp all that is written or what it means, keeping it on, subconsciously makes way into creating a permanent impact on their belief system, perception, and personality life-long.
There is nothing particularly complex about affirmations. They’re positive statements about self. They can be as simple as, “I am smart”, “ I can do this” and the sooner these messages are introduced to kids, the better because of the ability of the brain to adapt and create more neural connections. The way and the frequency in which these connections multiply in the first formative years, especially the ages 3 to 8 years is unparalleled.
What is the importance of affirmations?
The use of positive affirmations can help children support themselves. Kids can develop a healthy sense of self and a positive mental, social, and emotional outlook by reciting these sentences. Positive affirmations help them gain inner confidence and wire their minds in a positive direction.
How does positive saying affect the mind and brain?
Affirmations are positive and balanced by nature. They follow the age-old adage of “if you start saying it enough, you might eventually start believing in it”. They help us speak more kindly to ourselves and handle the situations happening to us positively. Research does show that engaging in self-affirmative behaviors stimulates parts of the brain regulating reward and reinforcement.
See Sow and the Affirmations Dungaree garment
When I first heard about the concept and See Sow’s values, I found it revolutionary- to combine fashion with psychology and take the concept of conscious and mindful living to another level. Making better choices not only when it comes to what you put in your body and consume but also what you put on it! - Sneha Sadna
See Sow has revolutionized the clothing industry by combining fashion with psychology and conscious living. Through our interactive garments - AFFIRMATION DUNGREE you can make better choices with what your child wears. Our Affirmations Dungaree comes with a pack of 12 badges.
This is specially designed for kids to practice affirmations in a fun way. Morning affirmations are a great way to start the day while dressing up as a healthy dose of compassion and positivity.
Each badge says unique affirmations that help empower the thoughts and instill- self love, self worth, compassion, empathy, gratitude and ease in general. Examples : “ I am Blessed” , “Its a beautiful day”, “Ready to Hug” etc
Children in their formative years learn primarily by observation, therefore incorporating intentional and mindful living practices and the idea of affirmations would instill these positive concepts in a child’s life and mind earlier, contributing to their foundation; possibly aiding them long term. Just a few positive words a day can make a difference to the whole body, mind, heart, mood, and of course the subconscious.
By having the power to place the badges on their garment kids get a sense of personalization. Interactive elements in clothes have been proven to facilitate Emotional Quotient in children. If kids keep repeating that they are special and loved they would start believing and feeling that they are special and loved. Hence it is important to help children develop positive foundations to grow up with.
Our final word of knowledge sharing
Interactive garments from See Sow are a great way to practice mindfulness and apply psychological concepts to everyday activities. As a result, it helps clear toxic ideas that we as people learn and adopt at a very young age. Join us at See Sow as we sow seeds of mindfulness in our little ones.