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Includes discussion questions, glossary, parent tips, More tools. Encourages kids to make a plan and let the thinking brain to be the boss
 
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uucmp | 3 other reviews | Jun 25, 2023 |
This simple picture book guides parents into an age-appropriate (children ages 3-7) discussion about good pictures and bad pictures with their children. But wait—talk about pornography with preschoolers!? You may say with alarm. It shocked me at first, too. Jenson explains:

“Parents who arm their young children against the dangers of pornography are not destroying their children’s innocence: They’re protecting it. Kids who are left alone to deal with pornography exposure themselves are at much greater risk for the following reasons:

Perpetrators routinely use pornography to groom young children for sexual abuse.

Kids are wired to imitate what they see. Viewing pornography increases the risk of child-on-child sexual abuse.

Young children are becoming addicted to pornography with serious, lifelong consequences.” (34)

The book labels bad pictures as “picture poison.” It tells little ones just as they need to stay away from household poisons such as cleaners, they need to stay away from picture poison. When a child sees bad pictures, he should to

* Turn way.
* Run to a parent or trusted adult.
* Tell the adult what he saw.

The author suggests that parents start this discussion as soon as a child has access to the internet.

On a Christian radio show, Jenson told about a little girl who stumbled upon some internet porn and got hooked. I had no idea a child that young could develop a porn addiction.

Parent Helps

In the parent section of the book, the author explains how parents can use this book and how to help their children rid their minds of pornographic images they might have seen.

The watercolor illustrations of each book create a calm atmosphere in which to discuss this challenging topic. The text reads well, and I like the pictures of sticky notes (like a sidebar) that provide extra information that parents can use at their discretion.

For more information about the books and how to protect your children from pornography, see ProtectYoungMinds.com

https://lorindasponderings.com/2020/05/03/porn-proofing-todays-young-kids/
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Newton_Books | 1 other review | May 27, 2020 |
Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids, written for 8- to 12-year-olds, is designed to be read with a parent or guardian. It can be read straight through or one short chapter at a time. Each chapter ends with a “Let’s Talk!” section with a few discussion questions.

Narrated by a preteen boy, the story tells how his mother introduces the topic of pornography. She begins by talking about good pictures—like the ones in the family photo album, and then transitions to bad pictures—those that show people with “little or no clothes on.” In an age-appropriate way, the mom describes the dangers of pornography.

To help her son develop an internal filter, she then explains how people have “two” brains: the feeling part and the thinking part. The feeling brain helps us to survive but doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, but the thinking brain does. She teaches her son that he must use his thinking brain to control his feeling brain.

Next, the mom describes the attraction center in the brain, which is part of the feeling brain. “It’s normally turned off in young kids until they get older. The attraction center creates feelings of excitement and happiness that lead people to fall in love. It makes them want to be close to one another” (p 24).

She goes on to explain how this natural function designed to create families is tricked by pornography. Instead of this attraction drawing people into loving relationships, pornography leads users to view other people as objects of pleasure. The mom continues by explaining the biology behind pornography addiction.

The mom closes her talk by giving her son a CAN DO plan. When he sees pornography, he can remember to

* Close his eyes.
* Always tell a trusted adult.
* Name it when he sees it.

Whenever a bad picture enters his mind, he can
* Distract himself with something different.
* Order his thinking brain to be the boss!

The book provides a glossary and tips for parents.

I wish such books existed when my children were young. With sexual images popping up in many places, a wise parent should talk about bad pictures early in a child’s life.

https://lorindasponderings.com/2020/05/03/porn-proofing-todays-young-kids/
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Newton_Books | 3 other reviews | May 27, 2020 |
You may not know that you know...but...

EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE WHO IS ADDICTED TO PORNOGRAPHY.

Pornography is a plague destroying families, agency, and ultimately self-esteem.

Pornography is touching the lives of even our young children.

Never before has it been so important to teach children the effects of looking at pornography.

This book is PERFECT for doing just that!

This book will teach children:

*The difference between good pictures and bad pictures.

*Why pornography is harmful.

*What pornography addiction is.

*The difference between the "feeling brain" and the "thinking brain."

*The way the "attraction center of the brain" works.

*How and why pornography tricks the brain.

*What you CAN DO when you see pornography.

"To stay safe in the digital age, kids must install an internal filter in their own brain. Good Pictures Bad Pictures shows them how."

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK TO UNDERSTAND THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY.

BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!
BEAUTIFULLY PUT TOGETHER!
MAKES IT EASY TO TALK ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY!

If you have young children PLEASE read and discuss this book with them.
We need to talk more about pornography!
Take the secrecy and shame from it!
It hurts! Let's fight back!
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Shauna_Wheelwright | 3 other reviews | Sep 11, 2014 |

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