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Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite
Rearing children is not easy. Help Me Be ME by Samantha Reynolds gives advice to make parenting easier. All children have needs that must be met for them to grow into healthy—mentally, emotionally, and physically—adults. This picture book presents a child’s needs in a colorful and memorable manner. It is vital for children to know they are loved and accepted for who they are. Suggestions for allowing a child to be who they are include letting them express themselves. For children to mature properly, be sure to notice them and allow them to express their feelings. Pay attention to them. An important distinction is for parents to learn to speak with their child and not at their child.
Samantha Reynolds is passionate about the well-being of children’s emotions. She wrote Help Me Be ME to encourage children to be what they are meant to be. Remember, your child is a child, so they should act like a child. Artist Jessica Hiemstra did a great job of illustrating this small book. As you read this book with your child, notice their reactions. Then, take the time to discuss the various things mentioned by asking questions such as, “How would you like for me to notice you?” Talking with your child will both enlighten you and encourage them. Unconditional love cannot be over-stressed. If a child knows they are loved and accepted, they have all they really need. I recommend this book. Let your child explore who they are, not what you want them to be.