Eyes on the Prize: Children and Diversity

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Psychologist Dr. Barbara Kane pens children’s book on self-acceptance and diversity.

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Each person is special and “different” from everyone else, and this book teaches children and young adults the importance of self-acceptance and diversity.

The amount of Caucasian children in public schools is expected to decrease from 52 percent to 45 percent over the next 12 years according to a recent poll. With that statistic comes the increased importance of diversity and self-acceptance.

Having taught child psychology for 20 years, Dr. Barbara Kane understands the importance of diversity in regards to children and their daily interactions.

“Timothy, the Bear with Blue Eyes” tells the story of a young bear that tries everything to fit in with his peers who all have brown eyes. Dr. Kane’s story contains a candid, touching message of diversity and teaches children and adults alike that it’s okay to be different.

“I saw children, adolescents, and adults of all ages struggling with being “different” from others because of ethnicity, race, hair, weight, height and other physical conditions,” Dr. Kane said.

“These ideas about being “different” come from their comparison of themselves with others and with the ideas and ideals of perfection. Each person is special and “different” from everyone else, and this book teaches children and young adults the importance of self-acceptance and diversity.”

For more information, visit http://www.AuthorHouse.com
“Timothy, the Bear with Blue Eyes”
By Barbara Kane
Available in softcover and e-book formats
Available on Amazon, Google Books and AuthorHouse.
The Spanish edition, “TIMOTEO, el Oso con Ojos Azules” will be available on Christmas Day

About the author
Dr. Barbara Kane is a retired child psychology professor with 20 years of teaching experience. Indiana State University established The Barbara Kane Award in Educational Psychology in her name. Dr. Kane has three children and eight grandchildren and enjoys gardening in her spare time. She resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

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