“Tricky People” by Crystal Hardstaff [Paperback & eBook]



“Tricky People” by Crystal Hardstaff

is a children’s book covering topics such as consent, body autonomy, and listening to their instincts.

About The Book

‘Tricky People’ by Crystal Hardstaff from The Gentle Counsellor is a children’s book for parents and caregivers to read to their children about consent, body autonomy, what is and is not ok, the warning signs, who are safe people, and how to listen to their instincts when something or someone doesn’t feel right. Stranger Danger is an old and outdated concept, and using the language of Tricky People helps empower and protect children.

The aim of this book is not to make children feel scared, instead, the goal is to introduce this concept in a safe environment and through age-appropriate language. Parents and caregivers will feel relieved to have this resource to return to and reread as needed throughout their child’s upbringing.

This book was born out of my personal experience and I have written a blog post sharing that story. Click here to read more.

About the Author

Crystal Hardstaff is a Counsellor in Queensland, Australia with a background in Education and Psychology. 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

Publishing Notes

Published by The Gentle Counsellor


Queensland, Australia


Copyright 2022 The Gentle Counsellor

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. For permissions contact: hello@thegentlecounsellor.com

First Edition

For any inquiries please contact Crystal Hardstaff at @thegentlecounsellor or hello@thegentlecounsellor.com


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