Lauren feels unsafe at school when Hayden-Reece appears over the wall of the toilet. She goes to tell Miss Martin, who is on her Network. Miss Martin teaches her class the difference between Public and Private and explains that no one should see or touch your private parts, and that Private means 'Just for you'. This book will help both parents and teachers explain this important subject so that children of all ages will understand the difference between public and private, and how that applies to them personally in their daily lives.
This book also contains resource pages for adults, which include going over the main points of protective education (protective behaviours), and giving specific information to effectively and efficiently deal with receiving a disclosure of abuse from a child. This book is the second in a series of books where Miss Martin teaches her students about protective education (Matilda learns a valuable lesson). One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is preparing your child for the potential challenges that exist in the world. How do you achieve this without scaring them, wrapping them in cotton wool or providing them with too much information? Protective education is a proactive life skills approach. By teaching children the language and principles of protective education, in a holistic and integrated way, they can acquire invaluable skills and strategies to identify unsafe situations and protect themselves from potential harm. With a strong foundation in empowering children and building resilience, the protective education program is not only an abuse prevention program, it can also be extended to embrace anti-bullying, drug awareness, or youth suicide prevention programs.
Kids and rules don’t always make a perfect match right away. Following rules that adults make can be hard for children, yet it is an important skill in character education and development. They want to know, “But why can’t I?” But Why Can’t I? explores these feelings using simple text, cheerful illustrations, and a light touch of humour. When Jenny comes over to baby-sit, Noah doesn’t want to do what she says. Rules for games, rules for bedtime: rules, rules, rules! But Jenny helps him understand that adults have to... More info
*Publication Date: August 2011* CBCA's Notable Children's Picture Book 2012 This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes. Flood depicts water mercilessly ripping through Queensland towns and then receding, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. Told from the perspective of a cattle dog who is separated from his... More info
In his fourth book for children, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer focuses on the topic of excuses and how they can do more harm than we realize. The book demonstrates how excuses go far beyond “my dog ate my homework,” and can actually become words that prevent your child from reaching his or her potential. The book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough” . . . “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way. He discovers, as... More info