Everyone needs to feel and know they have value and are loved. A kind word, a smile, a hug, or gentle touch only takes a second to do, but can last forever in the memory of the person receiving it. Children are our greatest resource and by investing in their value, we not only increase their wealth of self-confidence, but it ripples out to their feelings for themselves, as well as their actions toward others. Each day we have opportunities to share that compassion to children and adults alike. You don’t have to know someone personally to touch their life, you just have to be willing to think beyond yourself.

Kayla Marnach is the author of the Can Do Kids Series. Her newest book, I Can Do That! helps children learn self-regulating techniques. Told through rhyme from a child’s point of view, strategies are shared empowering the child to effectively learn and practice ways they can control their emotions and actions when they feel themselves becoming dysregulated. Order your copy today!