JRenee Heimerman and illustrated by Mariana Flores. I received an autographed copy of the book with a worksheet and bookmark to go with it.
“Where will this lead?” is also important in choosing how we label or think of ourselves. Most important, each of us is a child of God with a potential destiny of eternal life. Every other label, even including occupation, race, physical characteristics, or honors, is temporary or trivial in eternal terms. Don’t choose to label yourselves or think of yourselves in terms that put a limit on a goal for which you might strive.
When we do the "I AM" exercise with our children or grandchildren, we should also help them see the wonderful possibilities that they have in front of them. Instead of saying that they are the fastest runner in their class, which compares, they can say, "I AM full of stamina and very quick!" or something similar! The book used good example of these kinds of words, like brave, outgoing and understanding.
Even if your child seems to have great self-esteem, this is a great exercise for them now, because by the time they are in Junior High, that could all change. Not only that, through this process, they can begin to look at others differently and begin to realize that every child deserves to have all of the good things that life has to offer. This attitude can go a long way to combat bullying and help to instill love in the world!