Did you know:
•1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 boys are sexually abused? And
• More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some ways?
So if you think that home and school are the safest place for your kids, you could be wrong. And if you think that the people you know would never violate your child, you could be wrong again.
No matter how uncomfortable this subject matter makes you feel, there is no denying that, sexual abuse does happen. The question is, would you rather your kids end up as part of the statistics or would you rather overcome the discomfort and teach your children how to protect themselves against it? As parents, it is our duty and responsibility to protect our children from inappropriate touching and sexual abuse. So, how do we teach our children to protect themselves without taking away their innocence?
In this week’s show, Today’s Parents speaks with mother of three, teacher, educator and author of the children’s book—Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept—Jayneen Sanders. Pay attention as Jayneen shares information on:
•What counts as inappropriate touching.
•Who is likely to be the target of inappropriate touching and sexual abuse.
•A common mistake most parents make that put their children at risk of being sexually abused.
•Long term implications of inappropriate touching and sexual abuse on children.
•When to start and how to teach your children to protect themselves against predators without talking about sex.
•Resources to help parents and teachers when it comes to preventative measures.
For more resources and information about Jayneen Sanders or the book—Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept, go to the website at http://www.somesecrets.info.
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