Think that parents don’t want a “toolkit” book to prevent abuse? Think again

Last month, I received a very lovely rejection letter from a well-respected New York agent who had asked to review the entire proposal for THE WELL-ARMORED CHILD.

She liked the book, loved the writing, but told me that she just didn’t think the market for the book was “robust” enough.

A story yesterday on shows just how wrong that assumption is.

CNN’s Kelly Wallace attended a PTA meeting at her child’s school. The presenter, Jill Starishevsky, a New York City assistant district attorney in the child abuse and sex crimes bureau and author of the book “My Body Belongs to Me,” spoke to parents about why it’s so important to discuss sexual abuse with their children.

Starishevsky’s book is child-focused, using poems and stories to safely and easily show children how to empower their bodies.

Wallace was blown away. Not only by the material, but how and why parents are scared and confused about when and how to talk to their children about sexual abuse.

If parents of young children are craving this information, parents of ALL children need it. That’s why THE WELL-ARMORED CHILD is a MUST READ for any parent of caregiver. There’s a market, but they have been too scared to raise their hands publicly. But not anymore.

You can read more about THE WELL-ARMORED CHILD here.



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