Michael Gardner taught his 9-year-old Ava daughter to make daily affirmations. Every morning, before school, she hype herself in positive words.
It started a few years ago when Ava had some problems making fun of other kids.
“We got into the car, the music didn’t play, and she started:’I’m beautiful. It’s amazing. I’m smart. I’m going to get the job done today,” Gardner said. “Sometimes she says,’It doesn’t matter what someone says about me. I know myself.’”
That morning’s routine continued during the coronavirus pandemic, where Ava’s school was completely remote. Her own words of encouragement were delivered in the