Everyone feels self-conscious at one time or another. Sometimes, it can be a particularly difficult emotion to navigate, especially for younger students. Although insecurity is a hard feeling to understand, these best-selling books about confidence will help your students feel more comfortable in their own skin.  

For instance, When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left is a beautiful picture book that reminds readers that they hold the power to determine their own paths. Young readers will learn valuable lessons about strength and perseverance. 

Meanwhile, a community of kindness is crucial to making everyone feel confident in themselves and others. Books about positive thinking can guide students to mimic what they read in real life. For example, Princess Truly: I Am a Super Girl is all about self-empowerment and using uplifting words to feel confident. 

You can also use this free social-emotional learning guide for grades PreK–7 to help foster a community of self-confidence in your classroom. 

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