We created the ITBOM® Series - I'm The Boss Of Me
to help teach our little ones that they have what it takes to be great Bosses of themselves!
You will see that children who learn to be in charge of themselves are happier and more confident.
Endorsed by Parents, Teachers, Therapists, & Childhood Specialists
When teaching a child about their body parts, you can say things like, “You’re the Boss Of Your Hands! Keep them in your lap, please!” Or, “Be a good Boss Of Your Mouth, and keep it closed right now. Thank you!” Pointing out a child’s behavior in real-time gets real results!
“If you can SEE it you can BE it!”
We want EVERY child to see themselves somewhere in this book. Even if it is just their toes, their hands, their hair or their eyes! Maybe they identify as a cat… Let them see themselves and be a GREAT Boss of Their Body and Body Parts!
If our Little Ones are Bosses of Their Body, they will feel empowered to say, “I don’t want you to touch me.” And this is the first part of Body Safety & Autonomy that ALL children (and some grownups) need to learn. Personal space and who can & can’t touch you and how is IMPORTANT!
When children are NOT being Good Bosses of Themselves and making bad choices a Safe Grownup will have to step in and Be the Boss of Them! We give the little ones the power to make good choices and be Good Bosses, but at the end of the day, if they aren’t being Good Bosses of Themselves, a Safe Grownup will take over the situation.
“That Boss looks like Me!” While little ones have FABULOUS imaginations, they don’t always know how Boss-Some they truly can be! So if they can SEE an example of a Great Boss that they can identify with, they can realize that they CAN actually BE the BEST Boss of Themselves in the world that surrounds them!
It’s important to explain to your little one WHO is a safe person. Make sure they feel safe to tell YOU if someone is not respecting their body space or touching them after they’ve been told not to. Unfortunately, it can be someone YOU trust, so listen to your wee ones and let them be the Boss of Their Body. Normalize talking about this.