It's My Body

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Parenting Press, Inc., 1982 - Family & Relationships - 24 pages
Its MY Body has been written in order to help adults and preschool children talk about sexual abuse together in a way which minimizes embarrassment and fear, but emphasizes self-reliance and open communication. You will not find specific references and stories about sexual abuse in this book. Preschool children are not ready for detailed discussions of this issue. They are ready, however, to learn how their feelings can help them make decisions about sharing their bodies, and how to communicate those decisions to others. This kind of learning serves as a vital first step in the protection of children from sexual abuse. Its MY Body introduces two touching codes which children can use to protect themselves when theyre uncomfortable. Popular with preschool teachers and pediatricians, who report children sometimes practice the protective phrases on siblings and dolls.

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This book teaches kids a critically important lesson in a subtle completely nonthreatening entertaining way.There was an incident at my sons preschool where another child acted inappropriately toward ... Read full review

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I read this book to my son and it allowed us to just talk without that ackwardness. The book is very elementary so be prepared but it does exactly what it is supposed to do...bring awareness. Read full review

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An instructor and Early Childhood Lab coordinator at the University of Oregon.

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