If there was ever a time to protect our children and teach sexual predators like Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville that they are no longer untouchable, the time is now! And that is why former police officer Kate Power and her husband Rod Power have written ‘My Underpants Rule’, a book aimed at children from 4-8 years that teaches children how to be safe without scaring them.
‘My Underpants Rule!’ is a fun and informative book that introduces children to the rule “what’s under my pants belongs only to me!”. Colourful pictures, rhymes and different scenarios explain to children when it is appropriate and inappropriate for adults to look or touch their private parts.
The book, available from Amazon, is not only a valuable conversation starter and guide for parents, but also makes it a lively experience for children.
Amy is now 3, but I still found it important to go through the book with her and although the recommended age group for ‘My Underpants Rule’ is 4-8 years, she got really involved. The colourful pictures grabbed her attention and the rhyming pattern really kept her interested, so I would think that this is maybe even suitable for children a little younger than 4 years.
Research suggests that at least one in 20 young adults in the UK experienced sexual abuse as a child, but most incidents are not reported to the police, and three-quarters of children who are abused do not tell anyone about it at the time, so this book really can’t be introduced early enough.
If you would like to win one of two copies, all you have to do is follow @caro_mad and retweet the tweet below.
— Carolin Mader (@caro_mad) August 4, 2014
Giveaway terms and conditions: UK entrants only. 18+. 1 entry per person. 1 prize. 2 winners receiving 1 copy of My Underpants Rule. Giveaway is not associated with Twitter. No cash alternative. You must follow @caro_mad and RT this giveaway tweet to enter. Giveaway closes 9pm 26/08/2014. Winner chosen at random using random.org from valid entries. Winner will be informed by DM. If prize isn’t claimed within 1 week a new winner may be chosen. Mummy Alarm’s decision is final.