A mother-daughter duo from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is going viral on TikTok for all the right reasons. Tiania Haneline caught the attention of many for her TikTok videos teaching her 3-year-old daughter, Scarlett Gray Smith, daily self-affirmations.
In the videos, Haneline and Scarlett go through a routine full of self-love. Haneline states a phrase and Scarlett repeats it to the best of her 3-year-old abilities. Haneline records the videos throughout their daily routine, from styling Scarlett’s hair in the morning to their nightly walks.
Early Lessons on Self-Love
In one video, Haneline starts off, “Okay it’s time for self affirmation time with Scarlett! Let’s do our hair while doing our self affirmations, okay girlfriend?”
Scarlett eagerly responds with a “Yeah!” as her mother starts working on her hair. Then, Scarlett repeats after her mother, calling herself talented, unique, blessed, and fierce.
The daily affirmations are part of Haneline’s efforts of making sure Scarlett practices self-love from early on.
“I just want Scarlett to always have these affirmations instilled in her character so she will always be confident,” Haneline told PopSugar. “I want her to know that her curls are gorgeous no matter what anyone says”
The addition to their routine has paid off, as Scarlett turns the affirmations back to her mom. In another TikTok, the duo are walking and Scarlett surprises her mom by saying, “You’re so beautiful.”
Haneline and Scarlett aren’t the only ones to document their journey with affirmations. For another parent, Ron Alston, positive family affirmations are a continued tradition from his own childhood. When he became a father to his daughter Aliya, he was inspired to revive the tradition as part of their morning ritual.
Jennifer Perrow, an executive coach with JRP Leadership says that daily affirmations sets young ones up for future success. “A daily affirmations practice with children not only provides all the benefits it does to adults, but it also teaches them a great tool that has been shown to reduce stress and to help us make better choices.”