Book List | Kids + Parenting + Porn Prevention
January 05, 2020
Here are my top picks for books on protecting children from abuse, and educating kids about safety and porn. Get my favorite Amazon reading lists here.

God Made All of Me (ages 2-8), by Justin and Lindsay Holcomb

God Made All of Me is a simply-told, beautifully-illustrated story to help families talk about these sensitive issues with  2-8 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.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/2NJEMWV

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures (ages 8-12) – by Kristen Jensen & Gail Poyner

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures is a comfortable, read-aloud story about a mom and dad who teach their child what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it. Using easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this ground-breaking book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.

A 5-point CAN DO Plan teaches kids how to avoid the brain-warping images of pornography and minimize the troubling memories of accidental exposure that often tempt kids to look for more and lead them into a dark and destructive addiction.

To stay safe in the digital age, kids must install an internal filter in their own brain. Good Pictures Bad Pictures shows them how.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/38lkdaY

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, JR (ages 3-6)by Kristen A. Jenson

Young children deserve to be armed early against internet dangers. Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr. makes it easy for parents to protect even very young kids. Using gentle, age-appropriate messages, children will learn to Turn, Run & Tell when they are accidentally exposed to inappropriate content.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures, Jr is a comfortable, effective way for proactive parents to empower their young kids with their first internal filter!
GET IT: https://amzn.to/2Du0zOD

How We Love Our Kids by Kay and Milan Yerkovich

Having problems with your kids?  What if you are the problem and you just can’t see it?  How We Love Our Kids offers a unique approach, to help you as a parent transform your kids by making specific changes in how you love. It’s the only book specifically for parents that reveals the unseen forces that shape every interaction with your kids and teaches you how to:
   • Identify which of the five love styles you have.
   • Discover the surprising dynamics that shape your parenting.
   • Get rid of your “buttons” so your kids can’t push them.
   • Create a close connection with your kids that will last a lifetime.
   • Learn the seven gifts every child needs.

How We Love Our Kids shows parents how to overcome the predictable challenges that arise out of the five love styles and helps parents cultivate a secure, deep connection with a child of any age.  Retool your reactions and refocus on how you love.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/2GnQySy

Safe Hearts | Sexual Abuse & Predator Awareness

Did you know 95% of molested children know their molesters? One of my favorite resources for helping children gently and safely learn how to protect themselves from sexual abuse is the Heart Defender series from Safe Hearts at Damsel.

These terrific books are available only through Damsel’s distributors, and I’ve been thoroughly impressed with how well the books address a wide variety of types of possible abuse situations.
GET IT: https://safehearts.damselindefense.net/about-safe-hearts/


Sex Education Series | The Talk + Changes

The Talk – 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality (age 6-10) by Luke Gilkerson
When it comes to teaching kids about sex, Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to say it.

The Talk is a series of 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/38p71lt


Changes – 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Puberty (age 8-12) by Luke & Trisha Gilkerson
Acne. Pubic hair. Breasts. Squeaky voices. Menstruation. Nocturnal emissions. Make no mistake, puberty can feel like an awkward time in a child’s life. But with the right perspective, children can be taught to anticipate puberty as a blessing.

Changes is a series of 7 studies, anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents talk meaningfully with children about the mental, emotional, and physical changes puberty brings.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/30LNJo0 

Sex Education | Story of Me Series


The Story of Me (ages 3-5) by Brenna and Stan Jones
Using age-appropriate language and illustrations, this book explains to young children the marvelous body God gave them.
Before I Was Born (age 5-8) by Carolyn Nystrom
Before I Was Born explains in age-appropriate language the basic nature of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife and discusses conception, fetal development, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/2tERPCb

What’s the Big Deal (age 8-11) by Stan Jones

What’s the Big Deal? helps kids find answers to their questions about sex. It explains the basic facts about sex, why God made adults so they want to have sex, what God says about sex in the Bible, and how to respond when faced with sexual pressure from peers, TV, movies, and magazines.

Tales of the Exodus Series by Nicole Parker

Trauma is painful, especially when you’re a kid. Forgiveness is confusing, and just how are you supposed to comprehend that God is good when bad things just keep happening?
 
Give your children tools to comprehend the pain of trauma, the goodness of the Gospel, the balance between justice and mercy, and a God who loves them even when it hurts, with Nicole Parker’s bestselling children’s series.

Titles include: Faith Roots, Humble Stones, Wings of Love, Sanctuary Light, and more on the way!
GET THEM: https://amzn.to/2Dh0uz2

The Well Armored Childby Joelle Casteix

Protecting your child from sexual abuse can be as easy as opening a book. Joelle Casteix fills the need for an easy-to-read toolkit for parents when it comes to preventing childhood sexual abuse. 

The Well-Armored Child gives parents the tools and strategies to understand how predators “groom” children, why many of our trusted institutions cover up abuse, and how to empower children without shame, fear, or inappropriate discussions of sex.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/2Ot2JEL

When Dad Hurts Mom – by Lundy Bancroft

Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children’s sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother? Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. 

This book, the first ever of its kind, shows mothers how to:
  • Protect children and help them heal emotionally
  • Provide love, support, and positive role models, even in the midst of abuse
  • Increase their chances of winning custody
  • Help their kids feel good about themselves

Whether it’s physical or “just” emotional abuse, whether it’s aimed at them or you, whether they see or hear it — your kids need you.

The Quincy Solution – by Barry Goldstein

Barry Goldstein has dedicated his career to stopping men’s violence against women and preventing the mental, emotional and physical trauma it inflicts on their children.

As we struggle to better protect battered and sexually abused women and children, communities in the US have successfully reduced domestic violence – dramatically. And saved millions and millions of dollars. If The Quincy Solution was adopted in the rest of the country, we could save $500 billion! And millions of women and children would sleep at night, knowing they no longer had anything, or anyone, to fear.

Find out, in Barry Goldstein’s important and meticulously-researched book, how Quincy, San Diego and Nashville tackled the problem; and won.
GET IT: https://amzn.to/2RIEpeD

By: Coach Sarah
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