5 books about personal safety, boundaries, & appropriate touching
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Appropriate even for very young children, this book opens the discussion for how children can interact with adults, each other, and anyone. The idea being that your body is your own. So it’s an easy way to teach kids to respect others and thir space as well as demand others respect them and their space.
This book is all about keeping private parts private. It gives extensive information even for caregivers and in how to approach reading the book.
This book is all about understanding one’s own body from the perspective of a child. Not only does it talk about what private parts are and how they’re hidden, it also approaches the idea of parents protecting their children and kids talking to mom and dad.
My favorite part of this book is that it teaches that no part of their body is shameful. But that all of their bodies are to be cherished and protected. Which in the end is the most empowering message we can send our kids.
Written by a former counselor, this book approaches boundaries. Unlike most books on the topic, this one doesn’t use human bodies, but fish. This means for the very, very young kids, it’s a good intro into the subject.
This book is for slightly older kids because it gets into more details and even approaches scenarios where kids might be in a gray area or be in a situation that’s crossing a line. It’s still a friendly approach to the topic while being informative and helpful.
Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!