Thursday, April 10, 2008

Police Officer Teaches "The Swimsuit Lesson"

A smart book that helps parents and kids learn about sexual abuse. What a wonderful way to explain to a child!

A Fort Collins police officer is on a mission to stop children from becoming victims of sexual abuse, so he wrote a book to help parents help their kids.

Jon Holsten said he was so appalled by the child sex abuse cases he's investigated, that he decided to do something about it. Holsten is also the father to six children. He said it started out as a simple idea, to write a children's book called "The Swimsuit Lesson." It teaches kids that anything covered by a swimsuit is off-limits, but his book has now turned into a full-blown crusade, "I just wanted parents to be able to educate their children without scaring them," he said.

On Tuesday, Holsten spoke to a group of mothers in Castle Rock, who gather twice a month to chat, eat and talk about their kids. The group is called "Mothers of Preschoolers." Holsten said the mom's group is his target audience, "The mothers of preschoolers are a group of moms who have a passion for the children's safety."

Lori Harry, one of the mothers who came to see Holsten speak said, "I think the book is going to be a great tool to introduce the subject to the kids and just really get them to understand the importance of telling their mom and dad if anything inappropriate happens."

Another mom, Jen Donahue said, "Using the illustration of the swimsuit by saying that anything your swimsuit covers is not okay to be touched. How perfect is that for kids? I mean, everybody has kids who wear swimsuits!"

Holsten said his goal is to help parents recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse, learn how they can talk to their kids about it and what to do if the unthinkable happens. He's hoping his book will help them achieve that.

The Swimsuit Lesson is self-published. You can order it online at The Swimsuit Lesson.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Fergie's Got Black : ) - Great Swimwear Shoot

Here’s Fergie looking “glamorous” in the latest Glamour Magazine. Fergie looks fantastic in this one piece suit. Very 50's and retro looking! As Fergie shows, showing less is more sexy ... there is something to the imagination. What do you all thing?