Building up a child’s self-worth requires ongoing effort. Recognizing this, dads are stepping up to let their kids know that they are proud, not only of their achievements but of who they are inside. 

However, when the stress and chaos of daily life take their toll, it can be all too easy for fathers to lose sight of their own intrinsic worth, unintentionally undermining the very message they want to impart to their children. 

And so, one distinguished TV personality and supportive dad is bringing fathers and sons together by reminding them of their own inherent value. 

Award-Winning NBC News Anchor, TODAY Co-Host, & Children’s Author, Craig Melvin, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #212 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share his brand new children’s book, I’m Proud of You, how his personal experience with his father shaped his motivation to succeed, the importance of nurturing emotional intelligence in our children, the role of open communication in building connection, the power of being present in our kid’s life, the need to break negative generational cycles in the family, the value of having a supportive community in achieving potential, and Craig’s 3 tips to help parents promote interactions where their kids feel heard and validated. 

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Craig by purchasing your copies of I Proud of You and enjoying this empowering reads with your little ones:

I’m Proud of You copyright © 2024 by Craig Melvin • Illustrations copyright © 2024 by Sawyer Cloud. Courtesy of Quill Tree Books/HarperKids. All Rights Reserved.

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