Storytime: “Do You Have a Secret?”

Abusers often refer to abuse as a secret when talking to child victims. This book gives a detailed explanation of the difference between good secrets – like surprise parties, presents, or hiding places – and bad secrets that are harmful or dangerous to keep. Use the following discussion questions during or after the video to help your child identify the kinds of secrets an adult needs to know about.

Discussion Questions:

  • What are some good secrets?
  • What is your favorite kind of good secret? Why?
  • Have you ever kept a bad secret? How did it make you feel?
  • Who can you tell if you have a bad secret?

*This book contains material that may trigger difficult thoughts and feelings. If you or your child would like support in processing unexpected reactions to this book, please call The Women’s Center’s 24-Hour Hotline at 262.542.3828.