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Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids Paperback – March 13, 2014
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From the Author
I began writing Good Pictures Bad Pictures after hearing my friend's tragic story about her 17 year old son. After years of viewing internet pornography, he began to sexually molest his younger siblings. I knew there needed to be a resource that would make it easy for parents to warn their kids about the dangers of pornography addiction. So I linked arms with Dr. Gail Poyner, a licensed psychologist and after three years of researching, writing, beta-testing with parents and kids, we finally published Good Pictures Bad Pictures! My hope is that our book will help parents begin a positive and proactive conversation to inoculate their young children and give them a plan to reject pornography.
From the Back Cover
"It’s never too early to start teaching kids healthy media habits! Reading Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr to your young children is a beautiful way to empower them to make safe internet choices." Sean Covey, Executive Vice President FranklinCovey Co. and international bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
"Our kids deserve to be warned about the very real dangers of pornography in a simple way they can understand. As a mom of two preschoolers growing up in a digital world, I am thrilled to recommend Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.! We loved the hidden cameras inside!" Dawn Hawkins, VP & Executive Director, National Center on Sexual Exploitation
"Protecting our young kids from internet pornography seems to intimidating! What a gift to be able to sit with our little ones on our laps, look at these beautiful pictures, and read and discuss together a daunting topic in such an easy way!" Melody Bergman, Blogger at MamaCrossroads
"As a therapist who specializes in sexual addiction treatment, I can vouch for the significance of Kristen Jenson's groundbreaking book Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. This book equips parents to wisely warn their children in an age-appropriate way. I plan to read it repeatedly with my young children." Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C, author of "Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery."
"Earlier is definitely better when it comes to arming children against pornography. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. is a beautiful way to begin protecting your youngest children without jeopardizing their innocence. Get it! Share it!” Matt Fradd, Director at Integrity Restored, Speaker, Author, parent
"For the sake of the children, I wholeheartedly recommend Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. As a grandfather, father and pastor, I can think of no better gift for a child than the ability to reject pornography. Our kids’ future marriages depend on it. Every young child deserves to have this beautiful book read to them over and over again." Josh McDowell, Josh McDowell Ministries
“Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. is an excellent tool to help children develop a sense of internal monitoring. And most importantly, it helps lay the foundation for parent child discussions about healthy sexuality and personal safety from a very young age.” Steven & Rhyll Croshaw, SALifeline Foundation
Top customer reviews
I really like the no-shame approach the author takes. It's so much more than just "don't watch or look at porn." It gave my children a real understanding about the brain and its natural response to pornography, how it can affect you if you look at it, and how to be prepared when you do come across it (since, let's face it... it's gonna happen at some point).
It says the recommended age is 8+, but I involved my 7 year old in our conversation and he fully understood.
Another thing I would like to point out, is that even if you haven't had the talk about the "birds & the bees", this book is still for you. It didn't raise any questions about sex, which I could appreciate since we're not quite ready to have that discussion with our younger ones. The reason why it doesn't go there, is because it doesn't go into detail about what is involved in pornagraphic videos- it simply describes pornography as "pictures, videos or even cartoons of people with little or no clothes on".
Not only does this book explain the difficult topic of pornography, but it opens a dialogue between adult and child giving role models for both adults and children. Not only does it open a dialogue, but it provides clear and concise explanations for the trap of pornography as well as a plan of action once a child is exposed to pornography.
This book is a great teaching tool! Every family should have one.
Why I like it:
1. The introduction to the book is a great tool answering the questions why talk about pornography with young children
2. Great organization of easing into a such a difficult topic, while scaffolding and structure make it easy for following chapters to build on the previous chapter.
3. The pictures are realistic, but soft and inviting which is a welcome contrast to the difficult topic.
4. One of the best things about this book is the plan of action outlined in Chapter 8 for when a child is exposed to pornography.