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Social Impact Authors: How & Why Author Jennifer Licate of Boys Town Press Is Helping To Change Our World

The Navigating Friendships series focuses on helping children through social and friendship issues that every child will experience. My books teach children more about these issues, show them they’re not alone in dealing with these issues and teach strategies to successfully navigate these experiences. My books are an important resource, now more than ever, as children are socially isolated because of the pandemic. Because children aren’t interacting socially in the same way they always have, there’s less opportunity for children to learn through social interactions. There’s more need to teach children about these friendship issues so children to understand these struggles are a normal part of growing up. My aim is to give children comfort through knowing they aren’t alone in dealing with these issues. I want children to remember the stories as they deal with similar issues so they have positive strategies to rely on and know positive outcomes are possible. The stories will give children the confidence to deal with these situations well, which will avoid the negative consequences, such as low self-esteem, feeling rejected and school avoidance. As children grow up without the scars of feeling rejected and low self-esteem, they will become happier adults and treat others well. Even one happy child can impact so many others.

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