DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "I Am Enough: A self-belief guide for children" by Ini Baker is so cute and has a powerful message for children of all ages. This book is certainly a must in every household. This is one book your children will be asking you to read over and over. How do I know? My granddaughter loves this book. One of the things I take pride in when promoting a book is getting to read them. And, when I come across one that I know I want to share with my granddaughter, I know it is something special. I think you will agree with me on this one. Order your copy today and let the journey begin.
Believing in my own abilities as a child was equally an impossibility, due to my severe dyslexia and academic difficulties in school.
How could I possibly be brave? How could he either?
When a child hears from their parents, their teachers, and their friends that they can’t achieve certain endeavors, they slowly begin to believe this affirmation and it inevitably leads to self-doubt and failure.
In order to change my son’s line of thought, I sat with him and created this book of self-belief, kindness to others, and most importantly, self-love and appreciation.
I noticed how as he read it constantly, his confidence slowly began to grow. He started to believe in himself, and the result slowly emerged into the ability to make friends, the capacity to have courage, and the vigor to work harder in school.
And so it was important for me to share this amazing book with the world.
My hope is that kids of all ages can read it not just once or twice, but all the time so that the positive declarations read out loud can be embedded in their subconscious.
Children all over the world need to understand that all the strength that they need is within them, despite what others might say or think, and regardless of any disabilities that they might be struggling with.
A child can then ask the question, Am I enough to be me?
Ini Baker studied creative writing at Madingley Hall at the University of Cambridge. She also has a degree in Ancient History and a diploma in Operating Department Practice. She works in a local hospital as a Recovery Practitioner and writes short stories, poems, and novels in her spare time. "I Am Enough" is her first children's book, a book she originally created for her son to encourage him to believe in himself. You can learn more about Ini's work on her website. www.inibaker.com.
Craig Cumberton is a self-taught illustrator and artist from Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has been drawing from an early age and believes creativity should be encouraged. "I love seeing how people can express the ideas going on in their heads. If you can imagine it, you can create it! And don't let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do." You can find more of Craig's work at www.cumbertoons.com,