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21 essential books to help your kids build resilience and cope with the challenges of growing up

Whether your child is facing down bullies or questioning their sexuality, there’s a story that can help them navigate the challenges of growing up.
Meadhbh McGrath rounds up a must-read list

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Reading: Books can be a great way to help your child cope with a situation

Reading: Books can be a great way to help your child cope with a situation

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Andy from Jacqueline Wilson’s 'The Suitcase Kid'

Andy from Jacqueline Wilson’s 'The Suitcase Kid'

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Reading: Books can be a great way to help your child cope with a situation

A good read will stay with us long past the final page, and children’s literature has an especially formative power. If you have a child in your life who is dealing with a difficult time, you may want to look beyond the bestsellers and new titles. An edifying book can make a lovely gift — here, we break down the best reads for children to find solace and guidance in.

For a child who is worried about bullying


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