Dr. Gillis talks with best-selling author about how to build confidence in kids

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Kids these days, particularly adolescents and pre-teens, are vulnerable to low-self esteem and confidence issues.

News 8’s medical reporter, Dr. Mary Gillis, D.Ed., joined Indy Style on Wednesday to discuss a new book, I CAN Believe in Myself, by best-selling authors Miriam Laundry and Jack Canfield–best known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul collection.

The book is intended for children between six and 11 years old and follows the journey of a second-grader named Molly, who is picked by her teacher to be the ‘star’ of the day. But she is petrified to speak in front of her class! Through Molly’s journey from “can’t to can” children learn to turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts by helping them build confidence and self-esteem.

To find a copy of I CAN Believe in Myself, click here.