I came across this post yesterday on TowardstheStars and thought it is a must share on Cupcake ‘n’ Sunshine. Especially because this is a subject I feel very strongly about and intend to work more towards creating awareness in this direction. I am so glad there are books which help teach kids about body safety. This is great stuff. To know more, do click on the link below under ‘source’ which will take you to the site.
Guest post by Jayneen Sanders (re-post from TowardstheStars)
As parents and teachers, we happily instruct children in road safety and water safety; we teach about stranger danger, and with older children we teach them about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. But my concern, as both a mother and a teacher, has always been with our little ones — I’m talking about children from 3 to 10 years olds. And in particular, younger children who just want to be good and do what the ‘big person’ says. I believe we can reduce these horrific statistics, if we just teach body safety to the kids in our care. Knowledge is powerful and forewarned is forearmed!
Teaching body safety is not rocket science. It can be simple, non-threatening but the knowledge a child gains from such instruction is very powerful. This knowledge just may prevent a child from a lifetime of ongoing trauma. Too often I have heard survivors of childhood sexual abuse say — if only someone had told me it was wrong, I would have spoken up.
Story is an excellent medium to talk about difficult topics, such as inappropriate touch, with very young children.
Towards the Stars is a great source for finding gifts, products and all things inspirational for children.
- Games To Educate Teens About Dating Violence (fastcoexist.com)