We should teach kids to love themselves, be proud of who they are, have confidence, and celebrate anything that makes them unique!

‘Butterflies have wings, so they can fly. Fish have gills, so they can swim. Bunnies have four legs, so they can run. I have a heart, so I can love you.’ – Unknown

I believe that each child is special and each of them has something special to contribute to the world! What always made my kids special to me was that they were my children.

Kids are all special and deserve special attention from those who help to raise them. It goes a long way in paving a successful future!

A good parent and teacher for that matter, should help a child to realize just how special they are, whereas the earlier a child receives positive praise from parents, and teachers, the stronger the foundation for success in life.

Every child has unique character strengths and abilities that allow him or her to express their individuality in a social environment. It is what makes them “special”. Children grow at different rates in many different areas. When trying to understand your children and their behavior, you can think of them as being the best of the parents.

Since this a favorite topic of mine I compiled a list of books for various ages to show your child they are special. In fact confidence can be learned and even mastered. Self esteem books for kids will help build self worth in children.

In no particular order here are a few recommendations.

1. There’s only one you

“ Make it a better place. Adri’s mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Only One You will inspire parents and children of all ages as they swim through the sea of life.”

2. I Wish You More

This inspirational book is for kids that have endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life’s joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age. It’s a positive book for kids in your life, this book of wishes is sure to bring positivity to any child.

“ A book about common traits that girls are expected to have (knowing about makeup, having a smart style, etc), the illustrations turn these expectations on their heads, giving them new meaning. This book is a great way to start a conversation with your daughter about the things that make her beautiful and unique on the inside.”

4. I’m Gonna Like Me

“This cheerful rhyming book is a celebration of all the things to like about yourself. From physical attributes to character traits, the text touches on all kinds of things that make us wonderful. The bright and colorful illustrations pair well with the strong message of liking yourself, even when you struggle.”

5. Whoever You Are

“This book takes the reader around the world. It shows that we may speak different languages and have different skin tones, but that we have lots in common too. A message conveyed in simple language and colorful folk art illustrations, making the message easy for young ones to understand.”