A Lesson for Teaching Your Children About Predators
It might be a good idea to start this lesson by asking your child;
Who are some adults we trust? Do you ever get an “icky” feeling around anyone?
You may want to precede this lesson with the lesson about Good Touch/Bad Touch. Help your child to understand what a predator is. Children may think that they will be punished if they tell an adult about a “bad” experience that happened to them simply because they were there during the experience. Unfortunately, predators are most often people we know and trust. Reinforce that you will believe your child if he or she comes to you with concerns about inappropriate behavior. This is just one of many, many discussions you should have with your child.
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