Janel’s Struggles by Ife Akanegbu

Janell is going through a tough time because she is overweight and feels she doesn’t fit in. No matter what she does, she can’t lose weight. She is bullied at school and feels she doesn’t have any friends. After many attempts to try to lose weight, it begins to affect her mental health. Janell doesn’t even want to look at herself in the mirror. Only the love and support from her mother help her find the real reason why she can’t lose weight.

Janel’s Struggles will take you and your child through a heartfelt journey of how people’s perception and bullying of an overweight child is harmful to their mental health. It helps parents teach children about mental health as well as accepting who they are and asking for help when they feel something is wrong.

It also teaches children how much making fun of someone hurts. Janel’s Struggles inform parents that when things aren’t right there isn’t always an obvious answer.  

This is the first book in the “Motivating Our Champions” series. Click here to learn more about all the books in the series.

About the Author

Ife Akanegbu has always had a lifelong passion for telling stories. Upon observing the alarming rise in depression, anxiety, and self-harm rates, he felt compelled to take action and he knew his gift for storytelling could make a difference. That’s when he combined this talent with his more than fifteen years of medical expertise to create Motivating Our Champions, a game-changing children’s book series designed to help our precious little ones take good care of their mental health.

Ife’s charming life story is full of inspiration, adventure, and compassion. In fact, he has mastered the art of captivating storytelling by sharing his thrilling experiences with others. Ultimately, this motivated him to use his skill to impact current mental health trends, an issue that concerns him deeply. The practitioner completed his medical training in Nigeria before achieving a Master’s in Health Management at the University of Leeds. He now practices family medicine in British Columbia, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Janel’s Struggles is available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.