Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Body Belongs to Me -- A Book for Children About Inappropriate Touching

Just the other day I shared with you a Spotlight Mommy, Selena Smith, who wrote Joey Wants to Know, a children's book about inappropriate touching.  If you missed the book review on Friday, click here to read it.  

It is so nice to see authors tackling tough issues like this.  Parents really need to talk to their children about issues like inappropriate touching, but don't know how to bring it up.  Like The Birds and the Bees talk, parents are either embarrassed or expect schools to educate their children on these topics. But, as a parent, you can't wait for the schools to step in and talk to your children about such topics.  It is your responsibility as a parent to educate your children and open the lines of communication between you all.  Your children need to feel comfortable enough to talk to you about difficult topics like this, and by starting the dialogue, you are paving the way for a stronger relationship, filled with open communication.

Another book I stumbled upon that deals with inappropriate touching, is by Jill Starishevsky, an Assistant District Attorney in New York City.  Jill wrote My Body Belongs to Me. This book teaches children ages 3-8 that their bodies have boundaries, and if someone touches them in the wrong way or a way that makes them feel uncomfortable, that they need to tell their parents, caregiver or teacher right away. 


Add Jill's book, My Body Belongs to Me to your child's book collection today. Order now for only $14.95 (free shipping).  This is an investment worth making because your children are worth it!

About the Author:

Jill Starishevsky is an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, where she has prosecuted hundreds of sex offenders and dedicated her career to seeking justice for victims of child abuse and sex crimes. Outside the courtroom, Jill's fondness for writing led her to create, where she pens personalized pieces. Her mission to protect children, along with her penchant for poetry, inspired My Body Belongs to Me. A mother of two, Jill is also founder of, a service that enables parents to purchase a license plate for their child's stroller so the public can report positive or negative nanny observations.

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