Talking Body Safety & Disclosures
As parents ourselves, we understand the complexity of talking to our children about body safety. Our first thoughts are “This couldn’t happen in my family.” “My friend, my brother, my neighbor… they would never do that to my child.” These thoughts and fears are common and relatable. Yet, as professionals in this field, we see and hear each day of the family friend, the neighbor, the family member who has touched a child inappropriately. Discussing body safety with your child is imperative. Yet, it doesn’t need to be intimidating or scary. These conversations can start small and grow more complex over time.