Friday, November 11, 2011

What Would Your Child Do?

Did you know that most children who are sexually abused, are abused by a family member or close friend? Did you know that "stranger danger," by comparison, is quite rare?  If you are like me, you are saddened and disgusted by the news that has come out about the Penn State sex scandal.  Unfortunately, there are many other predators out there around our youth every day.  Out of all the negativity this scandal has brought to our lives, let's let it be a lesson to parents everywhere to start talking to our children openly about what what is a good touch vs. bad touch and what to do if someone does make us feel uncomfortable. 
If you're like me, you'd like to lock up your child and never let them out of your sight when you think about this horrible possibility.  Unfortunately, our children will be in situations where there are possibilities of adults making bad decisions.  What would your child do?
Check out this awesome mom's story...

Would you like to have a conversation with your child but aren't sure how?  Check out this site for great tips for prevention and intervention.  We should all be aware.

***A special thanks to Uneeka Jay for sharing her very personal (but inspirational) story with all of us.

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