“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—the doctrine of creation—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.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This is definitely a special and unique book, a book that is very much needed for all parents. God Made All Of Me gives parents a unique way to teach their children about their bodies, and how to handle their bodies. Sexual abuse is so scary, and it is sad that so many children are victims, and if this book keeps one child from that abuse, it is worth it all. Teaching children that God made all of them, every part of their bodies for a specific reason, and teaching them to protect themselves from abusers is what God Made All Of Me is about.
I encourage every parent to buy this book, follow the suggestions of the authors, Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, who have small children themselves, and go through this book with your child. It may save a lot of heartache for you and your child.
I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.