Books About Bravery

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As a parent, raising kids who are brave, courageous, and strong is important. Whether you have boys or girls, toddlers or teens, it's vital that you talk with your kids about standing up for themselves, being brave, and facing their fears. 

One of my favorite things about books is that they provide a safe, neutral way to talk with your kids about difficult topics. Bravery is one of those topics. While it seems like a simple thing to tell your kids to be brave, the truth is that learning how to put that bravery into practice can be tricky. Sometimes kids don't know exactly how to apply the concept of courage to their lives, which is where books come in.

Stories provide a way for kids to see other children (albeit fictional ones) facing hardships and overcoming those problems. 

If you have younger kids (elementary age), here are several books you can read with them to start talking about the concepts of bravery, courage, and fear.

1. Sheila Rae, the Brave

2. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

3. Dad and the Dinosaur

4. Oh So Brave Dragon: A Picture Book

5. Lionheart
Have you read any of these books with your youngsters? If not, check out Amazon to buy a copy or visit your local library to read for free.

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