Local teacher/author inspires young girls to be their personal best – The Resident Community News Group, Inc.

Daughter Zandria participates together with her mom, Tave, in supporting Erin Mah throughout San Marco Bookstore’s creator showcase in April. Tave is Mah’s mentor in finishing two books of her personal. Mah, who can also be a part of the Landon Middle School college, has began her personal firm, Old Frame Press, to publish her books.

English/language arts trainer and creator PeTika Tave is placing the ability of phrases to work to empower ladies from each stroll of life. She has written the BayaBook sequence to assist dad and mom empower their youngsters in order that they will efficiently navigate the challenges in life. Beautiful As You Are and Brilliant As You Are embrace her messages of self-acceptance and shallowness.

“Children of as we speak are confronted with so many photos of society’s definition of perfection that they have to be taught to simply accept themselves for who they’re, simply the way in which they’re,” Tave stated.

Tave writes from private expertise. At the age of 13, she was 300 kilos and 6 ft tall. Despite fixed weight-reduction plan, she reached an all-time excessive of 427 kilos by the point she was 22, which induced melancholy, emotional consuming,
low shallowness and no self-confidence.

Vowing to be a greater position mannequin for her first baby, she misplaced over 200 kilos by wholesome way of life modifications and train. At the age of 29, whereas anticipating her second baby, a lady, Tave began writing poetry to offer her daughter and different younger ladies one thing the sense of self-worth that she struggled to seek out.

Tave, a Jacksonville native, was within the top notch of scholars within the school prep program that progressed from James Weldon Johnson Middle School to Stanton College Preparatory School. She began educating center faculty at Joseph Stillwell after which was despatched to Highlands Middle School, the place she taught for eight years earlier than going to Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School in San Marco.

“I like listening to from former college students and was completely shocked to be taught that Mr. Kenneth Ford, one in all Duval County’s 5 finalists for Teacher of the Year this 12 months, attributed his love of writing to my class,” stated Tave.

To order books from the BayaBooks assortment, go to her web site, www.bayabooks.com, Chamblin’s Uptown or San Marco Bookstore.

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