LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. Today’s episode is all about doing our best to make sure our children are not
As always, our conversation comes from a place of love and a genuine desire for your family to be safe and healthy, thriving in the best way possible. As parents we are our children’s first and best advocate, so please stay vigilant and trust your gut. Our babies deserve it.
If you’re looking for more information here are a couple of resources you may find helpful.
“8 Ways A Predator Might Groom A Child” from Educate Empower Kids
“How to talk to your children about sex abuse ‘early and often’ ” from USA Today
Word of the Episode (2:42)
Grown Folks Talk (3:19)
When you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got some ideas for you. Introducing the idea of good touch and bad touch with young people is a small and simple start to your protective measures. It emphasizes the importance of clarifying what is acceptable and what is not. Communication is key. (6:35)
Placing blame where it belongs is important. When a child knows that they did nothing wrong and that they are not the reason for being victimized. And why preparation is so important. Just hoping that nothing happens to our children is not enough. (10:00)
The idea of privacy and personal space is important, as is listening to that little voice inside. Are you speaking anatomically correct? (13:30)
Miriam’s tale of a swift kick to the groin just may give you the push you need to empower your children. (18:15)
How you can use books to help you talk to your children about their bodies and the dangers of predators. Think of books as the friend in the room to help buffer your conversation with your children. It may make you feel better about saying words that you are uncomfortable with. (23:00)
What does the face of a predator look like? Sexual predators and sexual bullies come in so many different forms. For example, Dr. Larry Nasser as an authority figure who was taking advantage of his patients, family members or a peer their age. (27:30) 45
Books and Resources About Prevention and Abuse
Past Podcast Episodes and Show Notes
- Episode 10 – The Cleverly Cultured Kids Discuss Discipline
- Episode 9 – Important Health Tips for Kids and Families
- Episode 8 – How to Handle Stress While Homeschooling
- Episode 7 – How Do You Discipline Children?
- Episode 6 – Transitioning to Homeschool
- Episode 5 – Homeschool Coops and Support
- Episode 4 – Answers to Your Questions (Paper Vs. Computer)
- Episode 3 – Our Educational Experience
- Episode 2 – Homeschooling and Unschooling
- Episode 1 – Resolutions
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