A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Age-appropriate definitions and clear examples of consent, respect, boundaries, bodily autonomy and related topics.
You are the only one in charge of your body and the only one who can communicate consent and establish boundaries for yourself.
Positive Role Models
The children and adults explicitly model good thinking, actions, and words in a variety of situations.
Characters have different skin colors and physical abilities.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rachel Brian's Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU is a fantastic and important way of helping kids and adults navigate consent in many situations. Silliness like being offered a badger as a gift is paired with direct, clear phrasing, and every page reinforces the idea that you are in charge of your body. There are examples galore of great communication, with plenty of places to pause and have a conversation. While the format might seem geared towards younger readers, the content is exceptional for all ages.
Is It Any Good?
This exceptional book is full of important information shared in a way that makes sense to readers of all ages, and is a great conversation starter. Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU is both lighthearted and serious, using humor to show clear examples of how to navigate uncomfortable or uncertain situations. The illustrations are a perfect match for the information, helping readers relate to the important messages on each page. This empowering guide for kids and families belongs on every bookshelf.
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