Suzy Has A Secret

Children - Educational
34 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2016
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Author Biography

S. Jackson is a retired registered nurse; a member of the Catholic Church, and has taught kindergarten Catechism; she has worked in various capacities for The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, (son, Noah, is an Eagle Scout), and sponsored trips for high school children music. She loves all forms of art but mostly focuses on the visual arts; as amateur photography, traditional, and graphic art as her disabilities allow. More recently, she loves to devote precious time with her grandson, Austin,and granddaughter. Emma.

A. Raymond is a member of the Catholic Church, and has helped his wife with The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Cub and Boy Scouts, and sponsored children alongside his wife on music trips. He devotes his spare time to fishing, reading, playing poker, Jeeping, and travel adventures with his wife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tiffany Davis for Readers' Favorite

Suzy Has a Secret by S. Jackson with A. Raymond is a children's story about educating them on self awareness and inappropriate behavior. The story is simple and easy to read to children. It's important to allow children the opportunity to learn what should and should not be done to them by family members. Suzy did not like the game of tickling that Uncle Bob played with her when her parents weren't around. Suzy did not want to keep the secret from her parents, but Uncle Bob made her feel that she couldn't tell anyone about the way he touched her. Although the story is short, it has a powerful message because all children should know the importance of not allowing anyone, young or old, to touch their bodies.

Children have a right to be happy and understand what should not be happening when Mommy and Daddy aren't around. The portion of the story designed for Parents and Educators was a good read because it reaffirmed that children have the right to know that their private areas are off limits, and that when playing no one should ever touch those areas. When dealing with children, it's important to ensure they understand at an early age that they can talk to their parents about anything and not be scared. Abusers use manipulation when abusing children to keep them from telling their parents, that's why parents need to have a strong bond with their children to make them feel comfortable. One thing I learned is that you should not ask a lot of questions if you suspect abuse, but rather ask simple questions for the best and most reliable answers.

Mary Schmidt

Thank you Tiffany Davis for you review.

Review by Susan Vance

by susan.vance on March 10, 2016
Format: Paperback
This is a must read for parent with children or those that have a little one in their life. This book teaches that it is okay to tattle when you are being hurt. Kids learn about good touch and bad touch.. Buy it for yourself and for your loved ones...

Review by Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars So many bad things are happening to them and people tell them ...
By Amazon Customer on April 17, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is something parents should have around for their young children to read. In today's world, so many bad things are happening to them and people tell them to not tell the "secret". This book helps to show that it's ok to tell and that nothing bad will happen if they do.

Sherry Ellis

Suzy has a Secret handles a difficult subject – inappropriate touching – well. Abused children are often told to keep it a secret. This book explains that it's not okay for anyone to touch in a way that makes someone feel uncomfortable. It also explains that it's okay to tell the secret and that the secret isn't one that should be kept. There is also a section in the back for parents and educators that can help with dealing with this sensitive issue.

Suzy has a Secret is an excellent resource for creating an awareness of and addressing a difficult subject matter.