Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Well-Armored Child: A Parent's Guide to Preventing Sexual Abuse

Author Joelle Casteix has filled the need for an easy-to-read toolkit for parents when it comes to preventing childhood sexual abuse. When her own child was born, she was deluged with tomes that covered everything from breastfeeding to choosing the right college. But one book was noticeably absent. It’s the book that can help parents take action to prevent their child from becoming another statistic.
The Well-Armored Child gives parents the tools and strategies to understand how predators “groom” children, why many of our trusted institutions cover up abuse, and how to empower children without shame, fear, or inappropriate discussions of sex.

My thoughts:

Child sex abuse is such a touchy hard subject to address to your child/children.  And I feel it something that children need to be educated on at a very early age.  This book is very well written, and makes it very easy to start and discuss with your child/children the dangers of child sexual abuse.

I have a eight and eleven year and after reading through this book, I sat both of my children down and talked about the dangers, and what strangers, friends and sad to say what family members might try to do to harm them.  Surprisingly to me, they paid attention and had questions.  And through reading this book, I was able to answer their questions in a manner they could understand.  

This is a book every parent should read and educate their children on this very sad subject.