05 October, 2015

{{Book Review}} | God Made All Of Me

God Made Every Part of You!

It's easy to convey the message to children that their bodies or particular parts of their bodies are shameful. This misconception fuels confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy, and often prevents children from recognizing or reporting sexual abuse.

God Made All of Me is a simply-told, beautifully-illustrated story to help families talk about these sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. Because the private parts of our bodies are private, the home is the ideal environment where a child should learn about his or her body and how it should be treated by others.

God Made All of Me starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. It equips parents to talk with both boys and girls about their bodies and to help them understand the difference between the appropriate and inappropriate touch of others. God Made All of Me allows families to build a first line of defense against sexual abuse in the safety of their own homes.

God Made All of Me is the first children's book written by Rid of My Disgrace authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. Parents of young children themselves, the Holcombs regularly counsel victims of sexual abuse and are profoundly aware of the dangers kids face. Their simple and relatable story, designed to help children protect their bodies, will be an important resource for every family with young children.
  • Simple, relatable story for two- to eight-year-old children, designed to help them protect their bodies.
  • Includes colorful, age-appropriate illustrations.
  • Conveys a clear message that God made every part of the human body and that every part is, therefore, good (the doctrine of creation.)
  • Gently opens the conversation about sexual abuse that every family needs to have.
  • Facilitates open conversations about appropriate and inappropriate touch.
  • Overcomes confusion, secrecy, and embarrassment about bodies with truth.

*My Review*

I absolutely love this book. I have three daughters, so I feel it's especially important that they learn that their privates aren't anything to be ashamed of, but they are just that...private, meaning no one should ever touch them there, or even make them feel uncomfortable in anyway by talking about their private parts, or by invading their personal space. It is NOT okay.

This book makes it easier to talk about this difficult topic. We have had this talk with all three of my daughters. They know the correct names for private parts. They know that we don't keep "secrets" of any kind whatsoever. As well as know what is and is not acceptable for playing "doctor", They are not allowed to play doctor on other people, but ARE allowed to play dr on their baby dolls and stuffed animals. 

I honestly wish there would have been a book like this when I was little. I think every parent, grandparent etc should have a copy of this book for the children in their lives. 

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