Incredible You!

Dr. Wayne Dyer’s picture book “Incredible You,” is an uplifting, feel good about yourself picture book that helps children explore the 10 ways to let your greatness shine through. The book illustrations by Melanie Siegel, are bold and colorful.

Everything is possible in the hearts and minds of a child. That is what makes this the perfect book to boost a child’s self-esteem. Dr. Dyer, “believes that you cannot start early enough to teach the essential lessons for living a successful and peaceful life.”

Parents can introduce their children to 10 concepts that include: share the good, find what you love, find a quiet place inside, make today great, take care of yourself, everyone is special, especially you and many more. Each idea is presented very simply and is numbered. At the end, Dr. Dyer, has a list of questions related to each idea, where parents and teachers can help the child relate in his//her own special way.

This is a beautiful book filled with love, insight and purpose. It’s a simple message that kids will get.

It is Dr. Dyer’s wish that “these precious souls close the book and feel that nothing is impossible for them.” “It would be even more thrilling for me if this becomes the book they choose each night.”

The first week of May is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, declared by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. This week emphasized the importance of family and youth involvement in the children’s mental health movement.  National Mental Health Month will run through May.

About Patricia Tiltonhttps://childrensbooksheal.wordpress.comI want "Children's Books Heal" to be a resource for parents, grandparents, teachers and school counselors. My goal is to share books on a wide range of topics that have a healing impact on children who are facing challenges in their lives. If you are looking for good books on grief, autism, visual and hearing impairments, special needs, diversity, bullying, military families and social justice issues, you've come to the right place. I also share books that encourage art, imagination and creativity. I am always searching for those special gems to share with you. If you have a suggestion, please let me know.

6 thoughts on “Incredible You!

  1. This book sounds excellent — and I agree that it is so important to begin building self-esteem early and intentionally. I was just thinking that it’s also key to focus on Mental HEALTH as well as Mental ILLNESS. Work from strength, build strengths.

    In my own struggles with depression and anxiety, I have found help in Dr. Wayne Dyer’s books, in his positive health-focused methods, and so I was pleased to see that he is also writing for children now. I first encountered his writing in the 1980s when I was receiving counseling, and my doctor recommended some of his books. (I’d not heard of bibliotherapy at the time, but that’s what my doctor was practicing!)

    Thank you for introducing us to this book, and for making us aware that this is Mental Health Month.

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    • Beth,
      You probably read the adult version of the book “Ten Secrets to Success and Inner Peace.” I like Dyer, but my husband reads everything he writes. Since the children’s week focus was on family dynamics, I didn’t want to focus on mental health as opposed to talking about mental illness, as you recognized. Thank you for noticing. Dyer’s book came to me immediately and it is one that I have treasured. Sounds like we share similar spiritual interests. I wanted to tag this book spiritual, but decided to go with inspirational, as it is. By the way, did you see the movie “The Shift,” starring Wayne Dyer. Think you’d like it.

      Pat

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  2. I am looking forward to all your reviews and insights on Mental Health this month, Pat.

    This sounds like a book for every child, and every parent wishing to instill that sense of value, security and uniqueness in their children. As Beth hints, mental and spiritual wellbeing begin in the womb.

    I like the idea of teaching children ‘to find a quiet place’.

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    • Joanna,
      It’s a cozy book to read at night. And Dyer really hopes it becomes a bed time book. I see its value in parents being able to use it as a nightly review with their children — to allow kids to talk about their day and receive support. Yes, I believe we are all on the same page spiritually. I agree, wellbeing begins in the the womb. I think that it’s important for kids to find a quiet space within them. Wish that was taught in school. So glad you enjoyed the book. By the way, Wayne Dyer also stars in the new movie “The Shift.”

      Pat

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  3. Another interesting month with Pat, I see. I had to read this post a couple of times and kept thinking how I wished this book was around when I was younger. I don’t remember seeing anything like it in school either. It would also be a great book for children from broken homes and in abusive situations. I was surprised to learn that 1 in 7 young NZers aged 16 – 24 will experience depression and that 1 in 4 will experience some kind of anxiety. (facts I found on our Mental Health websites) Children need to know they are loved, wanted, and needed. Books like this would help build their self esteem and encourage healthier and happy minds. I also like the “finding a quiet place”.

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    • Thank you for your thoughtful post. I am grateful that important spiritual/inspirational authors, like Wayne Dyer, are targeting the concepts they teach to children — and they are being embraced by the public. It is amazing, but Dyer would like to see parents start talking and helping pre-schoolers work with the ideas he puts forth. Building self-esteem begins very young. Parents have so many resources available to them today, if they utilize them. Yes, I like teaching children to find a quie place, thus helping them how to quietly calm themselves. I know that Dyers picture books are available in the UK, India and other countries. If you are interested, you might check. I’m contemplating reviewing two other books that build on this book. Depression and anxiety among American youth is high, like in New Zealand.

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