5 Children’s Books to Build Resiliency, Confidence and Self-Esteem

During these unsettling and changing times, children need tools to strengthen their resiliency, confidence and self-esteem. Here are some helpful books that will help kids build their inner strength:

The Resiliency Toolkit: A Busy Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Successful Children

The Resiliency Toolkit: A Busy Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Confident, Successful Children is a book filled with inspirational stories and practical advice. This easy-to-read book helps you instill confidence and other important qualities to help your children achieve lifelong success. Along with encouraging respect and cooperation when dealing with others, they will learn how to develop and practice resiliency, which will enable them to handle all types of challenges at every stage of their lives. The techniques provided in this valuable book will help you raise happier children who will learn how to tap into their inner strength whenever needed.

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How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children

How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children is the uniquely empowering guidebook to the bilingual / multilingual and multicultural parenting journey. It includes practical tips and ideas for even greater success raising confident and resilient kids of mixed ethnic backgrounds who can speak many languages. Chapters cover embracing cultural differences, raising multilingual children, crossing cultural divides, promoting tolerance and more.

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Hair Love

This ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters is from Academy-Award winning director and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison. Tender and empowering, Hair Love celebrates natural hair — and fathers and daughters everywhere.

“Hair Love,” the animated short film on which this book is based, is one that you definitely want to watch. Matthew was named to Paste Magazine‘s list of Directors to Watch in 2016. Vashti Harrison is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, which is also a NAACP Image Award winner.

To help increase your children’s self-confidence and self-esteem, order Hair Love today.

What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful: Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of well-being: personal strengths, emotional well-being, positive communication, learning strengths and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to keep track of progress. Suitable for use with children aged 3-11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working with children, including counselors, social workers, teachers and psychotherapists as well as parents. Jeni Hooper is a Child Psychologist and Parent Coach who is based in Winchester, England. She has more than 30 years’ experience working with children in both public and independent settings. She now specializes in applying positive psychology to promoting children’s psychological well-being as a trainer, coach and consultant.

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This New York Times bestseller is the recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work. From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then, a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. Order Sulwe now!

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