Being a channel of positivity - true positivity, not the toxic kind - takes tremendous strength. After all, looking on the negative side can be a form of self-protection - if you anticipate the bad stuff, maybe you won't be as hurt when it happens. Being kind, loving, and hopeful can feel scary, like you're opening yourself up to being hurt. But as anyone who's found the strength to lead with positivity can tell you, when we're able to do so, it pays dividends. Our words, actions, and attitude have ripple effects, and our positive behavior has the potential to impact who knows how many people throughout the day. And that's a lesson worth demonstrating to our children. It's especially important to re-emphasize the power of positivity to our kids as we ease out of the pandemic. It has been an overwhelming past couple of years, more so for a young child, so establishing warmth and positivity within your household is crucial. And one fantastic way to do this is through positive affirmations for kids. While it may seem like a small gesture, encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your little ones. Kids are like sponges, and you never know which phrase they'll latch on to, and remember for years after you say it, becoming something they repeat to themselves to help get them through tough times, or maybe becoming something they pass on to friends, wanting to spread the joy. Here are 66 positive and encouraging things to say to your child on a daily basis, to make sure they know you're always in their corner.