- Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics, Sexual Abuse
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics, Physical & Emotional Abuse
- Juvenile Nonfiction, Social Topics
Young readers, Sexual abuse, Emotional abuse, Predatory behavior, Personal Autonomy, Safety, Self-reliance
I Am the Boss of My Body
Michelle L. Nelson
I Am the Boss of My Body explains to children exactly as the title suggests - that they are the boss of their bodies! It explains to children what they should do if someone touches their body. More importantly, it explains what children should do if someone touches their private skin. I Am the Boss of My Body is an interactive book. Children are encouraged to repeat important phrases and are instructed to draw their own pictures to assist in bringing meaning and value to the messaging within the book. I Am the Boss of My Body is a non-threatening way to educate children about threatening situations.
Michelle is simply writing books she wishes someone had read to her when she was a child. Abuse of any kind is difficult to speak about. Especially for a child who is not able to completely comprehend what is happening to them. 'A Secret or A Surprise?' (2017) and 'I Am the Boss of My Body' (2019) were created as a tool to initiate difficult yet necessary conversations with children about keeping themselves safe.
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