Childhood sexual abuse is a sensitive topic; however, it is an experience many boys and girls face in their lives. For someone who has gone through this terrible situation, discussing such an experience with others can be very difficult and bring back horrid memories. As responsible parents and citizens, we should undertake the responsibility of explaining our children and future generations the difference between an appropriate and inappropriate touching. For the betterment of our young children, it is essential that they know about all this and can deal with it if they ever come across a situation like this. The goal is to inform them about the dangers, without causing any anxiety.
Many parents find themselves being tongue-tied when it comes to talking to their kids about sex. It is not a conversation anyone looks forward to, but it definitely is essential to have if we want them to make an informed decision when the time is right. Talking to younger kids and teens about sex should be an open and natural discussion as it also preps them for puberty. We should encourage them to ask as many questions as possible and refrain from being judgmental. Giving them our full attention and being as honest as we possibly can to even the toughest questions and concerns will help them in their futures.