Just Because I am

Just Because I am : A Child's Book of Affirmation

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Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves and recognize their own worth--"not because of the things I do, not because of what I look like, not because of what I have . . . just because I am." This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children helps them respect their bodies, acknowledge their own needs, and name their feelings. Just Because I Am invites little ones to love, accept, and feel good about themselves exactly as they are. A special section for parents, teachers, and caregivers includes activities and discussion questions to use with children.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 279.4 x 231.14 x 5.08mm | 204.12g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Second Edition, Revised, Special Section for Adults Includes Activities and Discussion Questions to Use with Children. ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1631980521
  • 9781631980527
  • 38,847

Review quote

"This gentle and supportive approach validates children's feelings and emphasizes that they are in charge of their bodies and emotions."-- "School Library Journal"
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About Lauren Murphy Payne

Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Lauren has been a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the author and presenter of two video series: Making Anger Work for You and Anger as a Fear Driven Emotion. She is the mother of two adult children and lives in Wisconsin with her husband.

Melissa Iwai received her BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has illustrated many picture books, which can be seen at www.melissaiwai.com
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Rating details

49 ratings
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2 6% (3)
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