kid’s books: acceptance
If you write kid’s books do you want them to convey important messages? I love for my kid’s books to encourage things like setting goals, acceptance, and good sportsmanship. I’ve published five kid’s books to date. The newest, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog encourages friendship, teamwork, planning, and accepting your natural gifts.
If you’re a parent, you think of your child as perfect. Maybe he or she has gorgeous blue eyes, or shiny dark hair. None of us like to give our children limitations. What if your child is born with Down’s Syndrome? “Model Amanda Booth didn’t learn her son Micah had Down Syndrome until he was 4 months old. Even now, she and her husband limit their online research about the disorder, and they say it makes their life more full. Their son isn’t limited by what he “should” and “shouldn’t” be able to do. He learns at his own pace and is one determined little boy. Being part of his life helps his parents slow down their pace and enjoy every stage of life together. When they were waiting for the diagnosis, and Amanda would get worried, her husband Mike helped her get a bigger perspective:”
“At first, the mom admits, “I would cry and say, ‘What if he does have Down syndrome? What are we going to do?’ But Mike just always said, ‘It will be fine. He’s Micah. He’s here and he’s still going to be our boy.’ It was that simple for him, and that really helped me to calm down about the whole thing and see it from a different place.”
I think it’s remarkable when parents can allow their children to learn at their own pace and always encourage them to do their best. My parents did that for me. Even though I was born handicapped, they never allowed me to feel I couldn’t realize my dreams. You can read more about my journey in the first of my kid’s books, Tails of Sweetbrier. I hope it will show you all things are possible if you persevere. Part of the closing statement from Tails of Sweetbrier is:
“You have the power to make your dreams come true so reach for them and don’t accept anything less!” May you always remember this bit of advice.
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