Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian is a collection of short stories of sexual assault and can be used to start conversations about sexual consent.
This book is ‘pretty heavy’ as it tells stories of sexual assault or where consent was not given. Probably not a book to give to your teen to ready by themselves. It is a book that needs to have conversations wrapped around it eg what happened, why did it happen, what could you do if you were in that situation or a friend was, etc. You could read a story together, and then talk about it. Watch the video for ideas!
It is a fantastic book for sex educators as they could use it in workshops and classes.
Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian is ideal for older teens over 15/16 years of age. The content is very confronting and more suited to mature (not immature) teens.
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You can also watch a video review of Take It as a Compliment book by Maria Stoian on Youtube.
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 to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.