10 Lovely Children’s Mental Health Quotes to Inspire Your Kids

  1. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely!” – Roald Dahl

A beautiful reflection on the power of positive thinking, this quote inspires us to build up the habit of optimism! Ever noticed someone so happy they’re singing to themselves or smiling as they walk along the street? How did you feel about that person? They probably boosted your mood and lifted your spirits because happiness is contagious!

  1. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

A kind deed can make a world of difference to someone. Random Acts of Kindness Day will be here soon (17th February), which is the perfect opportunity to explore with your children what being kind means and why it’s essential.

  1. “Happiness can always be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” – Dumbledore

A classic quote from the brilliant Harry Potter films, these beautiful words remind us to keep hopeful during difficult times. Things will get better in the end! It’s great to remind our children that things will improve and they will feel better again when facing a tough challenge.

  1. “Tears fall for a reason, and they are your strength, not weakness.” – Charlie Mackesy

Children must understand that it’s okay to cry and express their emotions. One of the best things you can do to support your child’s emotional and personal development is to help them feel comfortable letting their feelings out. You can sit with them, listen to them, comfort them and reassure them that things will be okay.

We feel emotions for a reason; they give us a message about something. If you’re sad, something has usually upset or hurt you. Perhaps there’s something you can do to relieve the feeling of sadness or a lesson you can learn for the future so you won’t find yourself in the same upsetting situation again, or perhaps you need to process something by letting the sadness out.

  1. ”You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

This is such an important message for children! We tend to spend a lot of time teaching children to care for, be kind to, and love other people, which is brilliant, but how much time do we spend teaching them to love themselves?

Self-love and self-care are essential for happiness. Remember when you’re on a plane, and the flight attendant says you must put on your oxygen mask before helping your child? It might go against your instincts, but this is recommended for a good reason. You need to be able to breathe to support your children and others around you.

  1. “Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

These remarkable statements are brilliant confidence boosters. They will help your child tap into their inner power and feel great about themselves! Most of us underestimate our strength, bravery, and intelligence, but let’s instill unstoppable confidence and self-belief in our children instead!

  1. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Princess Diana

Caring for others and ourselves will make the world a better place! People don’t remember what you had or did, but they remember how you made them feel.

  1. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton

As the well-known saying goes, laughter is the best medicine! Smiles and laughs bring us joy and relieve stress at the same time. One smile can be passed on to so many people. When you smile at someone, they will often smile at someone else, and so on. Let’s spread a smile all around the world!

  1. “Every child is born a genius.” – Buckminster Fuller

American architect, engineer, and visionary Buckminster Fuller wrote an academic article about every child being born a genius. He said that children are often ‘degeniused’ by the environment or society, but they are born with extraordinary potential and are naturally curious, asking interesting questions about the universe.

  1. “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

Telling your child that they can do anything they set their mind to will instill the confidence and self-belief they need to go out into the world and achieve whatever they want!

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