One in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. You can never protect your child fully from ever being sexually abused, but you can do a lot to reduce your child’s vulnerability to sexual abuse and increase the chances they’ll tell you after something happens. It is just as important to talk to your kids about body safety as it is to talk to them about looking both ways before crossing the street. Given the statistics, your child is much more likely to be molested than to be hit by a car when crossing the street.
Ways of Approaching the Conversation
But Here’s the Most Important Thing To Do. If you remember nothing else, remember this – these conversations should be ongoing, open, and casual.
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This post was recently published in the Dakota Catholic Action.