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. They can all be found on Amazon.


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.”


6. Marvelous Me: Inside and Out


‘This is about a  little boy who is proud of all the things that make him unique. He takes the reader through his likes and dislikes, as well as the characteristics that make him a superhero named “Marvelous Me”. The fun illustrations and cheerful message will encourage readers to think of themselves as superheroes as well.”


7. Thelma The Unicorn

Thelma is an ordinary pony who wishes with all her heart to be a unicorn.Thelma dreams of being a glamorous unicorn. Then in a rare pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma’s wish comes true.

She rises to instant international stardom, but at an unexpected cost. After a while, Thelma realizes that she was happier as her ordinary, sparkle-free self. So she ditches her horn, scrubs off her sparkles, and returns home, where her best friend is waiting for her with a hug.”


8. Giraffes Can’t Dance

Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. His knees buckle whenever he tries to twirl. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango.

When it’s Gerald’s turn he prances.  But there is one little creature who believes in Gerald. “Everything makes music,” the cricket explains,” if you really want it to.” So Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.


9. Exclamation Mark

A clever story about an exclamation mark who tries to blend into a world of periods. When he meets fellow outsider — question mark — he discovers his own inner purpose and unique abilities, and learns to be proud of what he can do!


10. What If We Were All The Same / In Spanish also

This book embraces all of our beautiful differences. Whether you have red hair or brown hair, green eyes or blue eyes, long legs or short legs, light skin or dark skin, glasses, uses a wheelchair or anything else, it’s absolutely okay!


Most of these can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/ https://amzn.to/3iPi7uV

How would you answer this about your child?
My child is special because ____________.

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