Private D. Wears’ “I Am the Boss of My Body” is a fun, interactive, child-friendly program created to encourage preschool children to love, respect and protect their bodies. Through songs, take-action poses and the caring, lovable words of Private Duke and Daisy Wears, children learn they are the “boss” of their whole body (love), private parts are private (respect) and to never keep secrets (protection).
The programs starts by enlisting the children in the “Army of Safety Smart Kids” with Private D. Wears’ pledge to do their best to keep their body safe at all times. We then read through “After Potty Training Comes Private Training” to introduce the concepts and set up discussions on each of the “private training” tips. We talk about what it means to be a good boss to their body, why private parts are private and “fun touches, hurtful touches and I need to talk to someone touches.”
Lastly, we talk about how some people may not follow the rules for respectful touching, the importance of never keeping secrets, “listening” to their feelings, and talking with a trusted adult if they should feel uncomfortable for any reason. We close the program by reviewing the “take- action poses” to reiterate all they have learned.
Fee: $250 (Non-profits $200)
Time: 30-45 minutes
Suitable for: 30-35 children 3-6 years old (MUST be fully potty trained)
We might think children learn to love, respect, and protect their bodies as naturally as they learn to crawl, walk and run but if we don’t make a concentrated effort to teach them self-love, self-respect and self-protection, these lessons may be hard to learn or remember as they get older.
Private D. Wears will not only teach a child “about” their body (parts) but more importantly, teach them their body is a “gift”—the most important gift they’ll ever receive. The younger a child learns self-love, respect and protection (healthy body boundaries) the less likely they will be targets for victimization.
In this one hour workshop, we will breakdown 3 important points to discuss and how to start the conversation with children 3-6 years old. Take-home handouts will be provided so you can start sharing Private D. Wears “private training” tips right away.
Fee: $450 (Non-profits $400)
Time: 60 minutes
Suitable for: Any group of concerned parents, educators or advocates.