New Hope Author Writes Book Teaching Children to Love Their Bodies
As a full-time mom and a four-time cornea transplant recipient, it can be hard for Paulette Bonneur to love her body.
“When I was pregnant, there were times when I was like ‘oh my gosh, I don’t feel my best or feel like I look my best,'” Bonneur explained.
But her 3-year-old daughter, Harper, always brings her back to the truth.
“Harper would look at me and say ‘you’re beautiful mommy’.”
Bonneur committed to go through a journey with Harper to start loving their bodies. And they did it through the art of writing.
In a period of 90 days, the mom and daughter duo published a book titled “Everybody Love Your Body”. The vibrant children’s book explains some of the valuable things our bodies can do.
One page reads, “My legs help me jump and my feet help me land, my miniature fingers grasp toys in my hands.”
The book also normalizes naming body parts with the hope to spark conversations of body positivity and safe touch.
“I think if we teach our kids how to love their body and be comfortable with their bodies, when they get older we aren’t running into any other issues,” said Bonneur.
The final copy of the book will not arrive until Sunday. But Bonneur is accepting pre-orders. The publication will also be available on Amazon later next week. The book comes with a bundle option which includes crayons, headbands and bows.
- Click here to order your copy of “Everybody Love Your Body”