True success is rarely found through grand gestures alone. More often, it is found in simply waking up each day with the resolve to move forward, even when smiles do not come easily.

This everyday bravery of continuing to try our best is one of the most powerful lessons we can teach our kids to help them become their strongest selves.

And so, one determined mom from Detroit is teaching children nationwide to believe in their power to shape beautiful tomorrows by listening to the courage within.

Award-Winning Children’s Author, Natcole Staskiewicz, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #201 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to talk about the release of her new children’s book, Bravery Is My Thing, her own journey to overcoming self-doubt to pursue her dream of writing, the importance of having open conversations with our kids about overcoming their fears and doubts, the interconnected nature of bravery, self-love, and courage, ways parents can support their kids in flexing their bravery muscles, plus much more.

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Natcole, by purchasing your copies of Bravery Is My Thing and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones:

To learn more about Natcole’s inspiring story and the release of her other award-winning children’s books, we also invite you to tune in to her previous trolley stop on The Children’s Books Spotlight Series:

Episode #186: Lacie’s Moon, Dear Child of Mine, & Kindness Is My Thing:

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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #201: Natcole Staskiewicz | Bravery Is My Thing