One in four women and one in six men have been or will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb from God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies
I really hate the statistics on sexual assault. My biggest fear is that my kids will be severely harmed by someone, and sometimes this fear can feel overwhelming.
One of the ways to combat this fear is to be proactive. I discovered a wonderful resource a few years ago—it’s a book entitled God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies.
The story is written in a storybook format with the mom and dad teaching the kids in the story about what they need to know to protect themselves. It teaches about body parts; appropriate and inappropriate touches; how to say No; how to ask for help; and other inappropriate encounters.
I love how the book makes it simple to teach my kids about these important issues. All I had to do was read the book to them and ask them questions to ensure that they understood what was read to them. I read it to them every now and then so that they won’t forget about what they learned.
Do you know of any other good resources that can help educate, and protect children from harm?