Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation
By Lauren Murphy Payne, Illustrated by Melissa Iwai
Young children sometimes need encouragement as they learn to value themselves. Just Because I Am helps them to understand that they are special, not because of the things I do, not because of what I look like, not because of what I have...just because I am. Children learn to respect their bodies, name their feelings, and acknowledge their needs. They discover that everyone makes mistakes and see that it's okay to say yes and no when it feels right to them. Share this book with the little ones in your life, and invite them to love, accept, and feel good about themselves--exactly as they are.
36 pages, 11.5 x 9.25 x .2, color illustrations, paperback.
About the Author: 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.