As parents, teachers, counselors, and caregivers, we need to help our children develop body boundaries. These books that help teach healthy body boundaries for preschoolers and up will help your child learn about good touch and bad touch. Learning how to say no to unwanted advances from both friends and strangers is important to a child's social-emotional health and development, and may save them from molestation and sexual abuse.
As parents, teachers, counselors, and caregivers, we need to help our children understand their feelings and build skills for coping with emotions such as anger in safe ways. Learning how to manage emotions is important to a child's social-emotional health and development. There are books on this list for kids of all ages; toddlers, preschoolers, elementary aged kids, tweens and teens.
I have noticed in my many years as a childcare worker, and a now a parent, that children are deeply touched by the books they read. This is why I like to read them books that teach important life lessons. During the many years that I have been reading books to children, these have stood out as some of the very best.