Adults or older kids should not ask a younger child to keep a secret! Nor should any “secret” be kept from a parent or teacher!

by | Aug 26, 2013

“Some Secrets…” Click to order


“Congratulations on writing an engaging story with perhaps the most vital of all children’s safety messages conveyed in such a warm and delicate way.  You have managed to achieve the challenge of ‘preparing without scaring’ when tackling these important issues – I’m very impressed!”  Quote from this website…

“Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept  is a beautifully illustrated picture book that  sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from sexual interference.
This book was written as a tool to help parents, caregivers and teachers broach the subject with children in a non-threatening way.”

Some Secrets Shouldn’t be Kept…Book Reading  click for powerful video clip…


My family’s work with kids keeps us tuned into tons of references and resources connected with creating a safer world for all children.  After browsing the “Some Secrets…”book website, listening to the book reading, and with a little coaching from my wife, Judy, it became apparent that this ground breaking children’s book should be made available to purchase on this website for parents, teachers, and children advocates everywhere…

When listening to the book reading, I was startled but reminded of how dangerous and risky conversations with adults and older kids/teens can be when the talk and play leads to “let’s keep this a secret, promise?”  This is when the red flag should pop up immediately for a young boy or girl, suggesting it is time to go home or to a safe place with other adults who are trusted…  There are no secrets when kids are at play in a safe environment!  I have had the “keep this a secret” experience a few times as a child at home and at play or in school.  I know others close to me who have had the same experiences.  If we are lucky enough as kids, we can escape the “secret” event without being harmed.  But the risk for long term emotional damage is very high when children are subjected to others who have a tendency to take advantage of young children…

Please take some quality time as a parent, teacher or child advocate to explore the value of “Some Secrets…” and purchase the book for your kids and others who would benefit.  This is an example of a step that we can take as caring adults to help keep our children safe and protected from predators and bullies…

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story  click to order…

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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