Educate your child about good touch and bad touch


Topic of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Why is it important to teach kids to differentiate between a good touch and a bad touch?
  3. How to Take cues from your child
  4. Conclusion

Introduction

If you are a parent to young children, you obviously want to keep them safe and protected, but to keep them safe, you can’t just cage them inside the house. If you want your little ones to be confident and want them to achieve their dreams, you will have to allow them to leave their comfort zone and explore the outside world. But at the same time, what you can do as a cautious parent is to prepare your kid to face the (good and bad) world outside there. It is imperative that you teach your child about the good touch and the bad touch. You may be worried that your child is too young to understand the difference between the good and bad touch, sexual development, and other such topics, but it is not like that. Though it is a tough topic to broach, it is important to talk on subjects like body safety and abuse with ease and ensure that you have educated your little ones and made them aware of such abuse from an early age & without getting scared or hesitant.

How parents can ensure maximum safety of their children

 

Why is it important to teach kids to differentiate between a good touch and a bad touch?

Childhood abuse always begins with a touch that either a child fails to notice or parents fail to acknowledge on time. By teaching your child how to differentiate between a good touch and a bad touch, you are essentially preparing him or her to prevent themselves from getting abused or molested. It is very crucial for children to learn to defend themselves from this threat.

In this blog, we will  shares advice for parents to teach their child to  prevent, confront or respond to attempts of sexual abuse.

 Ownership of the body

Tell your child that their body belongs to them and no one can touch their body unless they are okay with it.  Make your child understand that certain parts are reserved as private parts  and no one is supposed to touch it. Let them know that they have the right to say ‘no’ or ‘stop’ if they don’t like it even if it’s something small like holding hands with someone or having a hug.