cover of Inside Out: Your body is amazing inside and out and only belongs to you by Dr Mary Jo Podgurski

Inside Out: Your body is amazing inside and out and only belongs to you by Dr Mary Jo Podgurski

Inside:  A body safety books for school aged kids.

About this book

Inside Out: Your body is amazing inside and out and only belongs to you by Dr Mary Jo Podgurski is an interactive body safety book for kids and parents.

This is one of the many books in the Nonnie Series, which is a collection of books that approach tough conversations with kindness and respect. She has also written Nonnie Talks About Sex, Nonnie Talks About Puberty, Nonnie Talks About Gender, and Inside Out: Your body is amazing inside and out and only belongs to you.

I am a huge fan of these books as they are the sort of book that you can sit down and read together with your child, and complete the activities at the end of each chapter. Plus they lead into the topic very gently in a non-confronting way. These books are all based around the story of 2 children and a grandmother who helps them to understand tough topics.

This book is an interactive colouring-in book that helps parents to empower kids with the knowledge and skills to prevent (and disclose) sexual abuse. It is based around 7 important lessons that are designed to keep kids safe as well as to empower them in regards to responding to unwanted touch and sexual abuse.

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Ideal ages

Inside Out by Dr Mary Jo Podgurski is ideal for children between the ages of 8 - 12 years of age.

Buy a copy

You can buy a copy of Inside Out by Dr Mary Jo Podgurski from Amazon or Book Depository.

You can find more books like this in my extensive list of Sex Education Books for Children.

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Resources

My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.

Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

My Puberty 101 page includes all of the information on puberty. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with talking to your child about growing up.

You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents! 

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, Let's Talk About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you're worried that talking to your child about bodies might lead to questions about sex, then you can relax. Let's Talk About Sex, will help you to explain sexual intercourse to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks sex down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If your're unsure about how to answer your child's questions about sex, then The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex.  Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands. 

About the Author Cath Hakanson

I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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