Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid's point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier.


To help Zack cope with a real-life experience he had with a friend, he and his mom wrote a book to help prepare other kids to deal with a range of problematic situations. I Said No! uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use.


Using a simple, direct, decidedly non-icky approach that doesn't dumb down the issues involved, as well as an easy-to-use system to help kids rehearse and remember appropriate responses to help keep them safe, I Said No! covers a variety of topics, including:

  • What's appropriate and with whom.
  • How to deal with inappropriate behavior, bribes and threats.
  • When and where to go for help, and what to do if the people you are turning to for help don't listen.
  • Dealing with feelings of guilt and shame.

I Said No! Book

  • 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)

  • "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.
    - Dominique Graves
    "This book is fantastic! It leaves nothing unsaid and has been revolutionary for me while working with the vulnerable children I am involved with as a psychotherapist. It should be in every classroom." 

     - Amazon Reviewer
    "I read it to both children at the same time and both of them have really taken it in better than I could have anticipated and asked lots of safeguarding questions on how to keep themselves safe... We finally now have some modesty, even I'm getting privacy in the bathroom. Well worth buying."

     - Amazon Reviewer