20 Biblical Affirmations for Every Child

As a believer in the power of the words we speak, I wanted to share these 20 Biblical Affirmations for Every Child. The best part about these is that they come directly from Scripture. Write these down, journal them, and use these affirmations to speak over your child. There’s nothing better than equipping them to know and use the Word of God to prosper in every area of life.


Here you will find 20 Biblical affirmations for your family. I have included a variety of positive things to say to your child, but don’t hesitate to add more to your journal. 

20 Biblical Affirmations for Every Child

20 Biblical Affirmations for every child

Christian Words of Affirmation for Toddlers

It is never too early to begin teaching our children the Word of God and how it can be used to help us in any circumstance and situation. Toddlers may be small, but they are in one of the most sensitive seasons of life. They are learning how to communicate and process emotions all while continuing to grow and develop into the next phase of life.

If you’ve been a parent of any number of toddlers, then you’ve probably experienced their toddler tantrums, miscommunications, and downright meltdowns. There are also many good things about toddlers too. However, for the sake of helping them get through the former, here are a few affirmations to keep on hand and help them learn:

  • You are loved and appreciated. (Romans 5:5)
  • You are brave and strong. (Joshua 1:9)
  • You can do anything you put your mind to. (Philippians 4:13)
  • You have unique talents and abilities. (1 Peter 4:10)
  • You are kind and honest. (Ephesians 4:25)

Positive Words of Affirmation for My Son 

Having sons means you are charged with raising future men, husbands, fathers, and heads of households. Despite what today’s society tries to portray, God made men masculine and with special callings to be leaders, protectors, and providers. Use the affirmations below to speak these characteristics over your sons:

  • You are the head and not the tail. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
  • You are strong and courageous. (Joshua 1:9)
  • You are respectable. (1 Peter 2:17)
  • You are a leader. (Psalm 78:72)
  • You are a protector and provider. (Proverbs 2:11)

Top Words of Affirmation for Daughters

Similar to raising sons, raising daughters comes with its own special commission. Daughters will one day become women, wives, mothers, and helpmates to their husbands. Therefore, the more they understand their worth, their abilities, and the calling from God to be the gatekeeper of their home, the better they can face what’s to come.

  • You are important. (Romans 12:4)
  • I believe in you. (Mark 9:23)
  • You are gentle and kind. (Philippians 4:5)
  • You are a daughter of the Most High. (2 Corinthians 6:18)
  • You are a great helper. (Galatians 6:2)

Words of Affirmation for Grown Children

Even though children grow up, become adults, leave home, and start their journeys apart from us, it doesn’t mean that the words of affirmation need to cease. In my humble opinion, I think our adult children need them even more.

As they venture out into adulthood, learning to live life without our immediate covering, the words we’ve spoken to them until that moment will have roots. But knowing they can still hear encouraging affirmations from us and ultimately believe them for themselves, is priceless.

Here are some words of affirmation for grown children:

  • It’s okay to make mistakes. (1 Peter 5:6-7)
  • You are doing a great job. (Colossians 3:23-24)
  • I’m so proud of you. (2 Corinthians 7:4)
  • I love you for who you are. (1 John 4:11)
  • I’m always available to help you. (Hebrews 13:16)

Final Thoughts and 30 Words of Affirmation for Every Child

Part of your journey as a parent is to edify your children and teach them how to do the same. It also helps to use words of affirmation, especially if that’s one of their love languages. The more positive words spoken to your children, the more their behavior will line up with them. It also teaches them how to speak and edify others. Use these words to begin speaking love and life over your children, even the ones who are now adults.

Encourage your children with our Biblical Blessing Scripture Cards! Use these Scriptural blessing cards to encourage and affirm them with the truths of Scripture. Fill their minds with God’s Word by having them claim these declarations of God’s truth.

These Biblical truths will become part of their thinking and will help them to keep their mind on God’s promises to them. As they read or speak the truths on the cards, it will also build their confidence and remind them of how much they are loved by God.





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