Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real by The Kid CEO

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RWYK Author Interview: In Conversation with Aramis “The Kid CEO” Verano

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As many parents know, oftentimes kids have difficulty adjusting to new situations. When this happens, it becomes harder for children to regulate their emotions, and often have difficulties controlling their anger. Today on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, we’re proud to introduce a wonderful book, Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real by Aramis Verano a.k.a. The Kid CEO. When 7-year-old Aramis Verano got in trouble for fighting with a classmate, he decided to write a book about bullying. This book is fully illustrated by Aramis, as well.

The book is Aramis’s real story and the struggles he went through his kindergarten year. His experiences are not unique to him, because it is something that millions of kids face a year. What makes this children’s book unique is that it is written and illustrated story from a child’s perspective. Because he knows that other kids have similar struggles, he made this one of a kind children’s book to help inspire other kids and give them insight and hope.

Tune in to learn all about Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real!


More about the author

Aramis VeranoAramis “The Kid CEO” Verano was inspired to write Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real, when he was 6 years old, at the end of his kindergarten year.  At the beginning of his school year, he faced multiple struggles including being bullied, getting sent to the principal’s office because of his anger that stemmed from being bullied,  and learning how to control his behaviors in class.  After getting help from multiple people, such as his school counselor,  teacher, and family members, Aramis was able to end his school year on a high note. His vision is to help other kids learn from his mistakes and teach them how to go from “bad choices” to “good choices” so they don’t end up in the principal’s office and learn how to manage being bullied.

Learn more about Aramis, and his books at




Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real

Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle Is Real Book by Aramis VeranoKindergarten CEO is a ONE OF A KIND self-help book for kids written AND illustrated by a 6-year-old kid in his perspective. Aramis, writes about his struggles (being bullied, impulsivity, and anger) in Kindergarten. He talks about how family and school staff came together to help him out and taught him how to make better decisions. Aramis will share about the empowering moment he knew he was in control of his anger. This book is his way of helping other kids who face similar circumstances overcome their “struggles” too. 





Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Introduction to 7-year-old Aramis Verano, and his published book, Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real
  • What kind of reaction have you been getting from other kids after they have read Kindergarten CEO: The Struggle is Real?
  • What do you dream of doing when you grow up? (13:15)
  • What do you like to do for fun in your free time? (16:15)
  • You are an inspiration for so many kids. Are there any books that have inspired you to help other people? (20:00)
  • Can you please tell us about your new book. (21:30)


A big Thank You to Aramis Verano and his mom for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.


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