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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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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 10-11

This page addresses the healthy sexuality topics of body image and body appreciation, as well as introducing concepts of self-worth, and appreciation for different races, genders, ages, and abilities including special needs.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 6-7

The theme of these pages is another often overlooked area of early-childhood healthy sexuality: caring for our bodies.

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My Body is a Gift Discussions: Pages 4-5

**Theme Continuation from Pages 2-3**

One part of healthy sexuality that we don’t often consider is having an appreciation for our bodies.  Teaching our children that our bodies are wonderful and can do incredible things is an easy way to begin discussions about healthy sexuality with very small children.  These pages address this appreciation.

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