Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect
Teaching young children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, is crucial to a child’s growing sense of self, their confidence and how they should expect to be treated by others. A child growing up knowing they have a right to their own personal space, gives that child ownership and choices as to what happens to them and to their body. It is equally important a child understands, from a very young age, they need to respect another person’s body boundary and ask for their consent when entering their personal space.
This book explores these concepts with children in a child-friendly and easily-understood manner, providing familiar scenarios for children to engage with and discuss. Also included are in-depth Discussion Questions for parents, caregivers and educators to further enhance the learning and to initiate important conversations around body boundaries, consent and respect. For children ages 4 to 10.
Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect, winner of the Bronze Award in the 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
"What a brilliant book. The concepts of respect and consent are explained so clearly, with relevant examples for kids. My girls are 3 and 5 and they loved it and understood it well. Should be a mandatory topic in schools. Can't recommend this book highly enough!"
— Dr Marnie Cumner, D.Psych. (Clinical Neuropsychology) MAPS, CCN Clinical Neuropsychologist
"Sensitive, yet straight to the point. Jayneen Sanders has written the perfect book to start critical conversations between parent and child about consent and respect."
— Dr Justin Coulson PhD, parenting expert and author of '21Days to a Happier Family': www.justincoulson.com
"'Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect' is another wonderful book by Jayneen Sanders which mediates effective social and emotional learning. Jayneen is a writer who is dedicated to ensuring that the youngest children grow up to be inclusive, aware of boundaries, peaceful, respectful and empathetic. THINK EQUAL's global education programme has curated 3 of her other books – for good reason: they are treasure troves of powerful learning which builds the foundations for our children in their early years, to ensure a safe, free and equal world."
— LESLEE UDWIN | FOUNDER & CEO of THINK EQUAL 'Empowering Change Through Education' www.thinkequal.com | Director of the documentary film India’s Daughter