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The Power of Choice: Why Children's Voices Matter

As children grow, we watch them become sponges for knowledge, soaking up so much information from the world around them, and applying it to their daily life. It is truly a wonder to watch them learn and grow, both in size and smarts. One way that we can encourage this growth is by teaching children that their voices matter, and the importance of standing up for yourself. Once we teach them that they are allowed to say yes or no or share their wants and needs with others, they can enter the world with more confidence, as they have the voice to do so. We can teach them to use their voices in a polite, respectful manner, but with enough power and confidence to be heard. 

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One way we can teach children about choice and bodily autonomy is through books. Luckily, one of our authors, Brenna Jeanert, wrote a book that does just that! Her story is titled The Law of Birthdays, which follows a young girl who does not want to eat a slice of cake at the king’s birthday party. This story goes on to ask the girl countless questions about her choice, and she handles them in stride, sticking up for herself, as she does not have to do things she does not feel comfortable doing. This book is an adorable, lighthearted story that takes a serious lesson, bodily autonomy and personal choice, in an easily digestible way, so that children can read and apply this lesson in their own lives.

Here is a list of books that teach children the power of standing up for themselves! Give this list a read and share it with your little ones, so that they can be confident, powerful, people!

1. The Law of Birthdays by Brenna Jeanert
2. I Can Say No by Jenny Simmons
3. More Than Words by Roz MacLean
4. The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

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Emma Bender is a Michigan State University student studying Literature and History,  while maintaining the position of Vice President of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. Her goal is to go into the publishing industry, and in her spare time, she works at a coffee shop and bookstore and loves books, music, and movies.

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