Danielle Sellick’s new children’s book, “Kind to Me” (published by Balboa Press AU) teaches children the importance of being kind to themselves.
The book tells the story of Zac, a 7-year-old, who is learning to be kind to himself: body, heart and mind. Zac uses mindfulness and practises compassionate thoughts, helping him to develop healthy core beliefs about himself. These include “I am OK as I am”, “I can learn from this” and “I am connected to others.” “Self-compassion is a skill we need to teach our children from a young age to build their emotional resilience and to actually maximise their emotional health throughout their lives.
Sellick plans to donate 20% of profits raised from the book to Friends of Mithra. Mithra is a rehabilitation centre in Chennai, India, helping children and young adults with disabilities to thrive.