RESOURCES WE LOVE
for raising strong, connected INFANTS & TODDLERS
The resources on the site are meant for adults. However, we also included some resources that adults and children can use together!
CONSENT & BOUNDARIES
CONSENT FOR KIDS
This video is a great resource to help introduce to young children to the concept of consent.
Video, 3 minutes
supporting your child's feelings FEELINGS
Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and mom of three who’s rethinking the way we raise our children. She specializes in thinking deeply about what’s happening for kids and translating these ideas into simple, actionable strategies for parents to use in their homes. She has an expertise in parenting and child development with an emphasis on anxiety and resilience. Her website, podcast, and social media pages are really helpful tidbits for parenting!
Video, 2.5 minutes
This Sesame Street video is a helpful explanation of empathy for young children.
This is a great resource for empathy-related activities, tips, resource lists, discussion guides, and more to help you raise caring and ethical children who are concerned about others and the common good.
List, 3 minute read
This list of books helps teach young children about empathy. The link also includes links to other lists of books that parents, teachers, and caregivers may find helpful.
Video, 3 minutes
This short video explains and simplifies how to talk to young children about their bodies.
Video of read aloud, 6 minutes
A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to young readers. Click here or on the image for a video of the book read aloud!
Video, 13 minutes
This is a helpful video to watch if you’re wondering about gender and how we learn about gender through popular culture. It’s helpful for parents to watch to think through these concepts.
Know Signs of Abuse
All adults who have or work with children should know the signs of child sexual abuse.
This is a good tip sheet to learn about warning signs.
If you are the parent of the child,
you can talk to an advocate here.
What Should I Do After A Child Tells?
When a child discloses sexual abuse, here are some important things you need to know.
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES
Stop It Now! is an organization dedicated to helping prevent child sexual abuse. They've created a handout for parents listing questions you can ask schools, camps, and daycares regarding how they prevent child sexual abuse.