"Character development is one of the most important things to learn in life; including perseverance, honesty, love, responsibility, confidence, trust, and teamwork. Missy Ohe's book will help children to be aware of and develop those skills. The questions provided in the back of the book are great tools to help create great conversations and strengthen relationships."
Orlando Magic Senior Vice President
Author of Leadership Excellence
"Using clever and creative ideas for characters, Missy Ohe offers a powerful and positive story that will encourage children to recognize and use their individual gifts and abilities. This story will build a child's self-esteem while motivating them to do their best."
Crystal J. Bowman,
best-selling children's author
Missy Ohe takes her positive energy and zest for life and puts them into the pages of a children's book. With chapters like "Keep Moving Forward" and "Patience and Courage"; children are exposed to the concepts of self-talk, determination, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of believing in your self. These character traits are essential building blocks to self esteem and positive decision making. Vibrant colored pictures help keep children engaged in the story, and the discussion questions in the back of the book are a good way to take the learning further. As a psychologist, I love the focus on believing in yourself, silencing the critics, and using your gifts and talents to help you create your own unique story.
Dr. Stacey Benson
President and CEO
Benson Psychological Services, PC
This book was excellent!! I loved the questions at the end of the book. The way Missy phrased the questions helped guide conversations with my students.
Special Education teacher
"Allow your children to adventure along with the You Cans as they learn valuable life lessons. As a parent you can use the stories and characters to talk through valuable topics you want to address, but might not know where to begin. From the value of team work to thinking before speaking, the language is easy to understand though the ideas illustrated are complex."
Author, Loving My Actual Life and
The Artist's Daughter
"As a child grows and develops they can learn in a variety of ways. The way Missy Ohe utilizes the You Can characters to teach life lessons is so creative! The readers will be drawn in as the You Can characters take their journey discovering every-day life experiences. Children will be able to relate to these experiences and learn lessons about themselves."
Emily J. Wangen,
MT-BC/L Music Therapist-Board Certified/Licensed, Owner of Music Therapy in Motion, LLC
"Missy Ohe and the You Cans foster teamwork, creative thinking and confidence building for children. It is a must for every classroom and home library. Hooray for Missy Ohe and the You Cans!"
Educator and mom of three