Book Review: My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky

Jill Starishevsky is an Assistant District Attorney who has dedicated her career to prosecuting child abuse and sex crimes in New York City. For over a decade, we can only imagine the cases that Jill Starishevsky has worked with and as dedicated as she has been to seeking justice for child abuse and sex crime victims. Jill is also the mother of two small children and has a true love for writing that led her to create the website, The Poem Lady. Living in New York City, Jill has also founded How’s My Nanny, which enables parents to purchase license plates for their strollers where passersby and those who see nannies with children to go onto the website and either report bad behavior or praise good behavior seen from nannies.

Jill Starishevsky’s true calling in life is to protect children as well as to educate them about how to protect themselves, which is why she wrote the book, My Body Belongs to Me.

My Body Belongs to Me is a book written especially for children–In clear and concise words in children’s terms that they can easily understand and absorb. It is important to teach your children about their bodies and their private parts at a very young age, especially as we see sexually abused children coming up younger and younger. It is a life-saving act of parenting to inform and educate your young children about their bodies and about who they can trust when someone hurts them. I know that some parents are a little uneasy about speaking with their children about this, especially if you’re a new parent, and there is a now book out there to help you ease into the conversation.

Children are extremely receptive and as many parents out there will tell you again and again, very much into talking about anything and everything that crosses their minds without a censor.

This book is perhaps the most important book you will ever have the responsibility to read to your children.

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