Words I Wish Someone Had Said to Me As a Kid is a book of encouraging words to help young people as they make their way in the world. Every girl and boy needs to hear them.
If you’re a young person reading this book, think of each page as a personal letter of caring words from the author to you, like the ones an older friend or relative might say. If you are a parent or teacher, you may find some of the thoughts offered echo what you may have said to a child in your life, or perhaps they will give you new ideas for future personal messages. You can also read and discuss the book’s thoughts with a young person.
The author, Bill Zimmerman, hopes that youngsters and their friends will turn to the book whenever they need a good word or when they are feeling lonely or unsure.
To read and write in the book, just click on the cover. This book is formatted as an interactive digital journal or diary. It will allow you to write directly on your screen into the writing prompt areas with lines on each of the book’s pages.
PLEASE NOTE: If your web browser does not support interactive PDF then please download the PDF to your computer and use Acrobat Reader 8.1 or above for all interactive features.
For other words of encouragement for young people, see: Laptop Letters: Sending Wise & Loving Messages to Young People in Your Life, and Lunch Box Letters: Writing Notes of Love and Encouragement to Your Children.
And for more words of encouragement for boys, see Bill Zimmerman’s book, 100 Things Guys Need to Know.