by Zack & Kimberly King

Book Review

How do you teach children about body safety? What are healthy boundaries? And how do you communicate healthy boundaries with a child? How do you explain inappropriate behavior? Can a child understand what are bribes and threats? Or when to go to an adult for help? And what to do when a trusted adult does not help you? How do you explain guilt and shame in a way that understandable for children? Zach explains it all in this illustration discussing body safety and healthy boundaries. Zach and his mother, Kimberly King wrote this fantastic book to encourage child safety and prevent problematic incidents and situations in a language comprehensible to children.

Why Read?

The difficulties of communication between adult and child is a common issue, especially when the topic is about prevention of harm. Well, no worries, Zack is here to the rescue, bringing a kid’s perspective and communication style to the hard topic of healthy boundaries and body safety. The illustration and written text help many adult supporters with dialogue and discussion. I Said No! has a variety of situations and scenarios that will help bring clarity, understanding regarding how to keep a child safe.

Who should read it?





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  • Dominique Graves

    Dominique Graves is Californian by heart and Austinite by choice. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys singing and dancing in the car. She has a Bachelors in Behavioral Science, from Concordia University Texas and a Master’s in Social Work, from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has utilized her degrees by providing empowerment, advocacy, counseling, and resources to make a difference in the lives of children and families in various social service programs. Dominique is passionate about positive youth development and eliminating racism. Her goal is to make a difference, therefore, everyone can live the life their heart desires. She focuses her career and volunteer time on youth support and empowerment, and reducing intergenerational incarceration while standing up against social injustices. Dominique began her career at Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in November 2018, as a Prevention Educator. She provides educational support, resources, advocacy, and awareness on teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault to help eliminate and reduce factors that cause victimization of domestic and sexual violence within communities.