Tricky People: The New Way To Talk To Your Child About ‘Stranger Danger’ by Crystal Hardstaff
‘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 Stranger Danger is an old and outdated concept, and using the language of Tricky People helps empower and protect children.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.
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