As parents, we know discussing topics such as bullying, coping with disabilities or accepting other’s differences can be hard conversations to have with children, especially with preteens and teenagers. But these are necessary conversations that teach our children important life lessons and help them become well-rounded and kind-hearted adults.
Books can help you start the dialogue and guide your discussions on these sometimes uncomfortable subjects with your kids. Whether a book is motivational, inspirational or teaches a life lesson, it can help us understand other people’s perspectives, allow us to appreciate our differences and help us keep an open mind and heart.
To help you spark the conversation on some of those tough topics, we are having a week long book giveaway sponsored by Random House from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6! Some of the titles include:
- Bluebird explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying and the importance of friendship.
- Out of Nowhere shares the story of Tom Bouchard, who has it made until life in his idyllic small Maine town quickly gets turned upside down after the events of 9/11.
- Navigating Early is the adventure of two young boys who embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find.
- Wonder tells the story of August Pullman, who was born with a facial deformity. He wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.
To win a set of these books, comment below with an answer to the question: How do you use books to teach children valuable lessons in life?
We will randomly select 10 winners from the comment list. Please check back on Dec. 8 to see if you’ve won!