Sun. 12/24: 9AM-6PM Mon. 12/25: Closed Sun. 12/31: 9AM-6PM Mon. 1/1: 10AM-6PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland author Christine Babinec for an in-store reading from her new book, Want a Hug?: Consent and Boundaries for Kids.
This in-store reading is first come, first served. Please be mindful of any store health policies that might be in effect on the night of the reading.
Signed and personalized copies are available for order! Please, please, please include the name for personalization in the order notes; or indicate "signed only."
About Want a Hug?:
It’s never too early to teach children about the necessity of boundaries and the power of consent. Developed by therapist Christine Babinec after years of working with survivors of abuse, Want a Hug? is a book about communication, understanding, mutuality, listening, and love. Far from a didactic lecture, this joyful picture book affirms that developing consent skills is a natural, positive, fun, and affirming experience. With colorful, inviting illustrations, children will learn that it’s okay to say no and, perhaps more importantly, it’s okay to say yes. The power is in the choice.
Christine Babinec MA, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor currently practicing in Portland, OR, USA. Her work is rooted in social justice, and Chris has devoted her career to working with survivors of trauma and abuse. Chris is also the mom of two growing kids! christinebabineclpc.com