I love the way the maid in "The Help" encourages the little girl to repeat affirmations of self-worth. "You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
My plan was also inspired by this youtube video. http://youtu.be/qR3rK0kZFkg
I have Rachel look herself in the mirror, punch her fist in the air and say, "I am beautiful! I am capable! I am intelligent! I am resilient! I am important!"
I use intelligent instead of smart because my doctor said that if a kid thinks she is "smart" she might think she shouldn't take risks. You know... Play it safe. Be smart. Sometimes I have her say "I am worthy! I am loved! I am funny! I take risks! I can do hard things!"
So using short "I am" statements, what are some others that would infuse strength and confidence into a child's soul? Ideas? Anyone? Anyone?