Self esteem is a huge problem for many of us throughout our lives, and no one is as vulnerable to low self esteem as a child. Fortunately, there are lots of great books out there to help your child.
They’ll help remind your kid that he or she is a very special person. Sure, you tell your child they’re special in many ways, nearly every day. But sometimes they just need to hear it from somebody else.
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It’s never too early to start raising your child’s self esteem. These books for the very young will help start them on the right path.
The Little Engine That Could
It’s Okay To Be Different
I Like Myself!
I Love My Hair!
On the Night You Were Born
I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem
The Little Rose
A charming story about a beautiful rose who grows up in a bed of weeds, who learns to love herself for what she really is.
Older children will enjoy reading these books about self esteem for themselves. They’ll get plenty of great tips on how to handle life, too.
Everybody Tells Me to Be Myself but I Don’t Know Who I Am
Speak Up and Get Along!:
Stick Up for Yourself: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem
Being Me: A Kid’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Liking Herself, Even on the Bad Days
Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life
Making the Most of Today: Daily Readings for Young People on Self-Awareness, Creativity, and Self-Esteem
Some days you just need a little extra help. This book of short, daily readings will get your child thinking about important issues.
We all realize that bullying is a serious problem for our young people. How prepared is your kid to deal with it? These books will help.
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends
The Skinny on Bullying
The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts
Confessions of a Former Bully
Dear Bully: A Collection of Poems about Bullying
Girl Politics: Friends, Cliques, and Really Mean Chicks
The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
If your chlld’s been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, he or she may need a little extra help feeling valuable. This book is especially designed to help boost your kid’s self esteem while explaining about ADHD and offering practical strategies for dealing with it.
The Middle School Confidential series of books take young readers into the lives of a group of middle school students as they learn how to deal with real-life problems and dilemmas.
Be Confident in Who You Are (Middle School Confidential)
Real Friends vs. the Other Kind (Middle School Confidential)
What’s Up with My Family? (Middle School Confidential)