How to Teach Kids to See Themselves with Compassion

Many kids are struggling with depression and anxiety. All of us can help by connecting through authenticity and reaching out to others. When we teach kids to see themselves and their imperfections with compassion, we can help them to accept themselves. Author Julie Lee has written about this in her fabulous book, Broccolipunzle. It will help children and adults alike to learn self acceptance.

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About Julie

Julie is married with 2 kids and taught 2nd grade.

She wrote a story in college; her husband had it illustrated for her.

It's a fairytale about self acceptance.

In her own life, she had PTSD, anxiety, depression. She realized later that her book is a story about herself.

Julie hosts a podcast about compassion.


Fun story for kids, but has the underlying theme of self acceptance.

The story is about a princess born with broccoli for hair.

She is frustrated by it. A fairy godmother comes and offers to change it for her but she has to wait 24 hours.

During that 24 hours, she helps a lot of people.

When the fairy godmother returns, she decides to keep her hair because it could help others.

Her attitude changes because it benefits others.