Book Review: Body Boundaries Make Me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole

Every parent must navigate the tricky situation of teaching kids about personal boundaries in a healthy, age-appropriate manner. Finding the right personal safety books to do it, however, just got easier with this book about personal space.

Little Nick’s story is a beautifully illustrated consent book for parents to read with their little boys and girls. In this boundaries for kids book, Little Nick experiences several situations that make him uncomfortable, but once he tells his parents, he gains new ways to address the situations.

What Kids Will Learn:

  • Body safety and awareness
  • Social skills
  • Consent for touch and no touch
  • Good touch, bad touch differentiation
  • Stranger danger

Little Nick’s story provides a great guide for social emotional learning for kids. All of the situations in the children’s safety books are relatable and useful for teaching consent to children in an age-appropriate manner, whether they’re a boy or girl.

The exceptional story lets kids see who their body belongs to, how to express their feelings in what’s said, what rules they might set up, and when there need to be exceptions to things like underpants for doctors.

This baby and child safety book is great conversation starter that kids can use while learning to read. The social emotional learning book for kids features rhyming text and high-quality illustrations that help children read the story themselves as they learn about good touch, bad touch for kids.

This body safety book for kids also promotes the basics for teaching kids about private parts. This kids’ book about safety increases body awareness for kids and is an excellent addition to any child’s library.

My Review

I have read several of the books in the series World of Kids Emotions, and they are a great aid for parents and other caregivers to help children through different emotions that they experience as they grow up.

In Body Boundaries Make Me Stronger, Nick is uncomfortable sometimes when people touch him, such as a friend who tickles him too much or his aunt who likes to hug and kiss him. His parents explain to him that he doesn’t have to tolerate touching that makes him uncomfortable. This gives them chance to tell him about the basics of private parts and touching as well.

Nick learns from his parents to take control of his personal space. The story is told in rhymes, and the illustrations are cute and colorful. This is definitely another book of Elizabeth Cole’s that should be in every child’s library.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids, Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

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