I Said No!

I Said No!

A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Written from a child's point of view, advises young readers on ways to handle a variety of problematic situations, provides an easy-to-use system to help children rehearse and remember appropriate responses to keep them safe, and includes coverage of where to go for help and how to deal with shame and guilt.

Boulden Pub
Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid’s point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier.To help Zack cope with a real-life experience he had with a “friend”, he and his mom wrote a book to help prepare other kids to deal with a range of problematic situations. I Said No! uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use.Using a simple, direct, decidedly “non-icky” approach that doesn’t dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe, I Said No! covers a variety of topics, including: What’s appropriate and with whom.How to deal with inappropriate behavior, bribes and threats.When and where to go for help, and what to do if the people you’re turning to for help don’t listen.Dealing with feelings of guilt and shame.

Natl Book Network
Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. I Said No – A Kid-To-Kid Guide To Keeping Your Private Parts Private, can make this task a lot easier.

Publisher: United States : Baker & Taylor, 2008
ISBN: 9781878076496
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER
Characteristics: 38 pages


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Feb 04, 2016

This was a great book for opening up a conversation about staying safe with a very confident 7 year old. Sex abuse is increasingly becoming an issue between children. This book empowers kids with tools to handle it.

It tells the true story of a boy who is threatened, bribed and bullied by a very close friend who tries to get him to interact in a sexual manner. It explores his problem solving, dealing with the other child, the non-acknowledging parent of said child, and then sharing with his mom the first chance he could. At the end of the book is a heart-breaking note from the mom who helps parents get a true perspective of her experience.

It talks about the differences between treats, bribes and threats. As a result of reading this book and the discussions we had around it, I found out my child had been bullied in her classroom for a few months! Powerful.

There is a lot of text, though, so if your child is 7 or under, you may consider setting aside a few nights in a row to read a section at a time. There are some leading questions that end some of the sections so kids can identify helpful people, etc., and these create terrific stopping points.

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Feb 04, 2016

MizMollyMae thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 11


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