You Are Just Right

Celebrating the Beauty of Diversity

by Joni Crimmins

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You Are Just Right

Celebrating the Beauty of Diversity

by Joni Crimmins

Published Jun 22, 2019
33 Pages
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues



 

Book Details

Celebrating the beauty of diversity

Growing up can be tough when you feel you don’t “fit in” the way others think you should: he’s too old for the shopping cart, too tall for the ride. A mother shares a story with her struggling son to demonstrate that we all truly do fit in a piece of the bigger picture, and what’s more important is following his own heart, rather than how others see him. The story helps the young boy to understand that differences can be strengths and that he really is “just right.” This little book is a gentle reminder to children and adults that thoughtless comments are hurtful and unhelpful, that everyone is unique and that within each person is a special gift or talent. The array of options presented by the author creates an opportunity for parent/child dialogue on many topics from accepting others to exploring a child’s aspirations and dreams. Perhaps you don’t have a pianist’s nimble fingers, but you have strong hands to build bridges and repair roads? Are you slow and methodical like a scientist in a lab, or are you small and quick like a jockey on a racehorse? This loving exchange between a mother and son is an assurance, not only to this little boy, but to all children and grown-ups, that each of us is uniquely special, born to bring a one-of-a-kind gift to this world.

 

About the Author

Joni Crimmins

With an MBA in finance, Joni pursued a fulfilling career within the automotive industry. Yet it was her role as a mother, that later inspired her to return to school for a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy to understand the psychology around bullying, depression and anxiety, rampant among today’s youth, and to try to make a difference.