Book Review: A book for kids about the dangers of pornography.
Hayden-Reece Learns What to do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies by Holly-ann Martin is book that will help parents to talk with their child about the dangers of pornography.
This book provides parents with a story but most importantly the age-appropriate language to use when talking about pornography with young children. The story simply explains what children may find online, where they may find it, what to do when they find it, and why it is not good for kids to see this stuff.
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If your child has already stumbled upon pornography, then this book is a useful tool for talking to your child about why they shouldn't look at these images/movies and what to do when they see it again.
If your child hasn't already found porn, then this book will help you with talking to your child about what porn is, why they should avoid it and what to do if they do accidentally find it.
This is the first book that I usually recommend to parents who want to protect their child from pornography. The other book that I usually recommend to parents with younger children is Someone Should Have Told Me.
Pornography is a tough topic to talk about. But the conversation can be a lot easier if you use a book, like this one. Books can start conversations and begin normalising topics. Kids are very accepting of topics that are in books. After all, if it’s in a book it means that it must be okay to talk about.
Plus educating kids through stories makes it a lot more interesting (for both of you). Kids love stories way more than paragraphs of text and using this book just might help your kids remember everything. I also love the child-friendly language used in this book.
When I read this book, I began taking notes on how Holly-ann described porn in the story. Then the next day, I sat down with my kids and we had our first conversation on pornography.
I started this conversation with, ‘Hey, you know how when you go online, you sometimes find things you’re not expecting to see? Like videos or photos of naked people. Well…’.
By using my notes, I effectively began our first educational porn conversation. What I loved about this book was that it gave me lots of age-appropriate language to use and a good conversation starter. Now, thanks to this book, I can comfortably talk about porn with my kids.
Hayden-Reece Learns What to do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies by Holly-ann Martin is ideal for children between the ages of 5 – 12 years of age.
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