As parents, it is our responsibility to nurture and guide our children. A major part of that innate responsibility, involves the words we use when communicating with them. With all of the voices in the world that have the ability to affect our children’s perspectives and thoughts of themselves, it is important that we are intentional with this daily. A good phrase it can be commonly called is, “speaking life” into your sons.
Furthermore, raising black sons, they need them to be confident in whom they are. There is a definite need to build them up now so they aren’t easily torn down by outside influences. As parents it is essential to make sure your sons are fully equipped, emotionally and mentally to take on the world when their time comes.
It may not be as easy for some parents as it is for others but with practice it too can become apart of your everyday relationship with your son(s). Here are 10 affirmations to get you started.
10 Affirmations to Support Your Black Boy’s Power
- You are smart
- You have purpose.
- That was awesome/amazing.
- I appreciate you.
- I enjoy spending time with you.
- You are handsome.
- Great job.
- I am so proud of you.
- You are pretty cool.
- I am so proud and honored to be your mom.
Written: Tinita Tennant, Staff Writer, Modern Domestic