As a parent of three, I spend a lot of time talking to my kids about self-love safety, and doing things that make them proud. Basically, I try to empower them. But sometimes, my words aren't enough. In that case, I need reinforcement, like books that will empower kids of all ages.
In order to raise confident, assertive, responsible kids, it's important to help kids find and play to their strengths, as well as teach them to be proud of what makes them different or special. If they feel proud of their own unique qualities, they're much more likely to want to share their gifts with the world. That may sound hokey, but todays' kids are the next generation of people who will have the power to make change. So raising kids that want to contribute and feel fulfilled when they do so is kind of a big deal. And books can certainly help them know that.
The following books don't feel preachy or condescending. Rather, they will leave your kid feeling confident with themselves and their place in the world. So if you hope to raise a future leader or change-maker, consider adding these 10 books to oour shelf.