'Courage in the Classroom' is the fourth book in 'Everyone Longs to Belong', a series which shares important life lessons — on intuition, inner values and introspection — through stories.
'Courage in the Classroom' recounts the most nerve-racking day for Courage. Daunted and demoralized by yet another poor mark on a quiz, Courage must confront his own insecurities. With the help of ever-reliable Inni, he learns the value of self-compassion and support from others.
Even for grown-ups, fear of failure and judgment can lead to crippling anxiety. Through honest dialogue with himself and with his intuition, Courage begins to realize the importance of constructive, rather than debilitating, self-criticism. In this resonating story, Courage learns to invoke the strength necessary to confront one's shortcomings — and learns that even the bravest can at times need help from their friends.
mybestfriendinni has 12 characters led by Max, the human protagonist who is delighted to share her Inni (or intuition) with everyone. The remaining characters are all personifications of either a positive value or a negative human trait, and they each represent a 'friend' or a 'frenemy'. The friends are Generosity, Honesty, Harmony, Courage, Love and Kindness; and the frenemies are Bully, Selfish, Liar and Envy. Inni is there as a guide to everyone in the Inniverse, and is in all the stories to share the important lessons learned.
In an era in which children are inundated with information and social expectations, the need for kids to grow up with a clear understanding of core values such as empathy, compassion and self-confidence has never been greater. With challenges such as bullying being faced by school-aged kids, mybestfriendinni is excited to share a fresh and engaging way to show kids how to better understand and identify different behaviours — be it their own or those of others — and how to manage them.