A Lesson About Good Touch/Bad Touch
A conversation about Good Touch/Bad Touch is vital to your child’s health.
Start the conversation by explaining to your child the many positive ways you can show affection: hugs, kisses, backrubs, holding hands, etc. Discuss the appropriate ways your family shows physical affection.
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. Help your child to understand that he or she is not in trouble if someone does touch them where their underwear covers or in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable or confused. Reinforce that you will believe your child if he or she comes to you with this information. This is just one of many, many discussions you should have with your child.