I want to bring awareness to parents of keeping children safe. It is not always a stranger that will sexually molest your child. As frightful as it is you need to make your children fully aware while keeping their innocence.
A good rule is ” no one is allowed to touch your body that is usually covered by your bathing suit.”
Parents put trust in teachers, babysitters, friends and family members. As awful as it is, these people you trust are sometimes the ones who break this trust and change your child forever.
It is the worst heartbreak a parent can ever experience, to have their child so violated. As early as possible teach your child to bathe and dress themselves. Toilet train them early. The more they can do for themselves, the less amount of people they will have changing and cleaning them.
Having worked for many years with children who have been violated and helping families heal is heartbreaking.
Protecting a child is the mother’s responsibility. There was a time when parenting was what mothers did, no one else. Because many mothers work, other people are caring for your child. Having your child in day care generates desensitising of having more than mother providing personal care. Please also get to know your partner, there are fathers who prey on their own children. If you do not really get to know someone, and have a child together, this is a risk. If you have a partner in a parenting role who is not the biological father, this is a risk. So many women trust their child to the care of someone they hardly know.
Read all you can so you are fully aware of child behaviour when they have been sexually Abused abusers are not always men either, there are women who sexually abuse children as well. There are many warning signs, be aware and pay attention to your child’s behaviour.
Posted anonymously, 17th March 2015