Updated: Oct 26, 2020
“You is smart, you is kind, you is important”, is a quote from the award-winning movie “The Help”. In this scene, the maid played by Viola Davis is caring for her bosses daughter who didn’t receive much love or attention from her parents, so Davis formed a ritual of daily affirmations for this toddler.
Studies have shown that positive words make us feel better, unfortunately, negative words are more common. As parents, it’s vital for us to not only give positive words to our children but also give them a sense of who they are. We should follow suit and help our children believe the best about themselves, before life chimes in.