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"Tricky People" by Crystal Hardstaff

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

This book is available worldwide. The button below will take you to the Amazon Australia website. If you live in a different country you made need to go to your Amazon website and search "Tricky People" by Crystal Hardstaff. For example, for Amazon US click here.

Read My Blog Post "Have these conversations with your child to help keep them safe" and watch the Author's Live Readings of the book series here.

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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 Stranger Danger is an old and outdated concept, and using the language of Tricky People helps empower and protect children.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.

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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.