The “My Body” Series by Crystal Hardstaff
About The Series
The ‘My Body’ Series includes ‘My Body is Mine’, ‘My Body, My Choice’, and ‘My Body is Safe’ by Crystal Hardstaff. These books are written for toddlers and young children to be introduced to and help them understand important topics such as the names of their private parts, body safety, consent, tricky people and safe people, and listening to their instincts. This book series was adapted and shortened from the author’s original book ‘Tricky People’ which covers all these topics and is suitable for young children to school-age.
“My Body is Mine: Body Safety for Kids”
“My Body is Mine” is a must-read book for parents and caregivers who want to empower their children with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from harm. This engaging and child-friendly book helps children understand that their body belongs to them and they have the right to make decisions about it. Through fun and educational rhymes, children will learn about the importance of body safety, respecting their own bodies and other people’s bodies, and how to identify and report any inappropriate behaviour. With shocking statistics on child abuse, this book is an essential tool to teach children how to keep themselves safe and build confidence in themselves.
“My Body, My Choice: Teaching Kids Consent”
“My Body, My Choice” is a charming and informative children’s book for kids to learn about the importance of consent and respecting boundaries. With colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand language, young children and toddlers will learn about the power of their own bodies and how to say “no” when someone makes them uncomfortable. Children will learn that they are in control of their own bodies and have the right to make decisions about touch. This book is perfect for parents and caregivers to read with young children to start important conversations about consent and bodily autonomy.
“My Body is Safe: Tricky People and Safe People”
“My Body is Safe” is a delightful and engaging children’s book that teaches young children and toddlers about tricky people, and how to stay safe. In this book, children will learn about the difference between a tricky person and a safe person, and how to identify them. They will also learn to listen to their instincts which will help them stay safe in any situation. With simple and easy-to-understand language, this book is perfect for parents and caregivers to use as a tool to teach children about personal safety. Through colourful illustrations and engaging rhymes, “My Body is Safe” empowers children to take ownership of their bodies and helps them understand that they have the right to feel safe at all times. This is an essential book for any child’s library, and a must-read for parents who want to ensure their children know how to protect themselves.
About the Author
Crystal Hardstaff is a Counsellor in Queensland, Australia with a background in Education and Psychology, and a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator. She works primarily within an Attachment Theory and Gentle Parenting framework. The Gentle Counsellor provides online resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of parents and children. For more information visit: www.thegentlecounsellor.com
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