Category: My Body Is a Gift (Page 1 of 2)

My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 28-29

This page is a good place to emphasize your child’s connection to God and God’s love for them.  It also emphasizes their connection to truth, which connects them to God.  It helps them to see how truth brings happiness, peace, and God’s presence in their hearts.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 24-27

These pages are a key part of this book.  All children are exposed to things.  Many children have things happen to them.  Most children don’t talk to their parents.  Why?  They feel fear, shame, and have no idea how the conversation is going to go.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 20-23

The one area of sexual abuse that is not covered by this book is parent on child abuse.  While this could be considered a flaw, the purpose of this book is to develop a pattern of healthy conversations between parents and children around sexuality.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 18-19

Modest dress can be a heated topic among adults, and that is why it is addressed so carefully in this book.  Everything is left to parents to determine.  Parents decide their family values and implement them through the discussions that are introduced on these pages.

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Listen to me on BTR’s Podcast

I recorded a podcast with Anne Blythe from Betrayal Trauma Recovery.  We discussed teaching children about healthy sexuality and my book.  Listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.

For those of you dealing with Betrayal Trauma, her website has wonderful resources for hope and healing.

My Body is a Gift Discussions: Page 17

Just as the initial pages of this book about body appreciation and body care are the foundation for healthy sexuality, this page teaches the foundational principle around prevention of sexual coercion.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Page 16

Page 16 helps teach children at an early age about appropriate responses to peer pressure.

Has anyone ever said something, or showed something, to you that was not modest?  What happened?  Did you know what to do?

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 14-15

These two pages introduce the topics of pornography and other sexual content—written or heard.  The great thing about this is that parents can decide when to introduce the words associated with these types of explicit content while still giving children protection.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 12-13

If you’ve taken the time to introduce the connection between the body and the soul inside on the last 2 pages, then these pages can continue that line of discussion.  These pages address healthy sexuality at some of the deepest levels: our thoughts and words.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 8-9

Thus far the questions I have listed have been more directed toward younger age children since these concepts are generally taught to this age group.  Older children see these pages as more of a review, though many of the discussion questions can be easily adapted to them (discussions on healthy food, frequency of bathing, the dentist’s latest evaluation of their brushing, etc).

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