Watching your child struggle is one of the hardest things we do as parents. So often we see what they’re going through and don’t know how to help them. Sometimes kids don’t know how to express what they’re going through. This creates a chasm that leaves our children feeling lonely and us feeling lost. Books can bridge that gap.
School is exciting and filled with learning new things, except for when it’s not. It’s easy for kids to feel different, inferior, or like they don’t fit in. These 10 books help them see how normal those feelings are while showing how to increase self-esteem, be themselves, and show kindness to others.
by Kevin Henkes
“Chrysanthemum” offers the most beautiful story about a girl who is being teased at school. The reader sees her struggle and immediately wants to cheer for this little mouse with the big name. A fantastic read aloud for kids in preschool and up, “Chrysanthemum” will leave kids feeling hopeful and confident in who they are.