Want a Hug?
A 2023 CBC Children's Favorite Winner
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.
About Christine Babinec
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
About Vivian Mineker
Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American illustrator from Taipei and Portland, OR, currently living in Slovenia. Her process usually starts with watercolor and colored pencils and finishes on the computer for fine details and adjustments.