The story behind these affirmation cards....
Inspired by kids. My greatest hope as a mother is that my kids grow up to be good, happy and positive people.
I'm a mom of 2 boys. My oldest son had struggled with a bit of a low self esteem issue when he was little. He would often say, things like I can't do it and I'm not good enough. A lot of self pity and self loathing. BUT I thought, he was still a baby, and it is just part of learning. At the beginning of Grade 1, he started segregating himself from other kids at recess, and after a lot of probing, he opened up. I will never forget those words. He told me: "Mama, I'm not like other kids, I don't run like other kids. I don't jump like other kids." My heart broke. As a mom, I felt I failed him.
I thought to myself, if I do not tackle these issues now, what would it be when it comes to teenage years?
I knew exactly what I wanted to say in each card. I knew exactly what illustrations need to be on the cards. They are everything my kids like. These cards are for them. These cards are for facilitating conversations between us.
These cards are to inspire and encourage them to embrace a positive mindset.
My goal is to give them the tools, guide them and create a nurturing environment for them to thrive in.
I hope you will love using these cards with your little ones as much as I do. Helping spread this joy and positivity is truly my pleasure.