Only For Me is the most comprehensive book available,
covering ALL the essential body safety info your child needs to know:
Only For Me teaches children that:
The correct anatomical terms for private parts are penis & testicles and vagina & vulva;
It is important to use the correct terms so that no one ever gets confused;
Private parts are not for sharing, touching, feeling or photographing;
It is not ok for someone else to expose their private privates;
It is not ok for someone to show them images of private parts on any sort of screen or device;
That these rules apply no matter the other person's gender, age, status, profession or relationship to the child (i.e. family, friend or stranger);
That they can say no whenever someone's touch doesn't feel right (including kissing, stroking, cuddling, snuggling, either through clothes or direct touch);
There are different ways that their body might warn them that something doesn't feel right (butterflies in their tummy, sweaty hands, wobbly legs, racing heart etc);
That these rules apply even when it feels like a game, or someone gives them gifts or treats;
Abusive behavior is never a secret even when threatened;
Safe secrets are never about their body and are not a secret forever;
Abusive behavior is not their fault and they won't be in trouble;
They need to tell a trustworthy adult if someone does the wrong thing to them;
It is the responsibility of that adult, to ensure that the abuse stops and that they visit someone who can help them (the victim) feel better; and
If that adult doesn't do these things, then they must keep on telling until they find an adult who helps.
Includes space to record 5 adults they can trust;
Includes contact numbers for Kids Helpline as well as contact details for adults who are concerned about a child's welfare.
Whilst the book successfully introduces these important issues, it is not intended to replace the conversations that should take place between children and their caregivers. Instead, it aims to help facilitate these conversations, prompt questions, clarification and sometimes even disclosure.