After hearing and reading so much about child abuse, I am unable to send my seven-year-old son and four- year-old daughter to anybody’s house. I am even suspicious of my closest elders. That’s the reason why I don’t make a career move. What should I do?
Child abuse is another grim reality of life, let’s face is sensibly rather try to run away from it. Protecting your children this way might save them from any possible abuse but it’ll hamper their growth and create a feeling of mistrust in them. Your attitude will make your children believe that the whole world is bad and no one should be trusted. Be relaxed and instead of protecting, make your children bold, fearless and strong enough to protect themselves. Make them aware of child abuse.
Educate them about sex and do tell them that no one has the right to touch their private parts. It is right that you should not trust everybody with your children and must keep a vigilant eye. Make a few unbreakable rules like no talking to strangers or accepting any gifts or eatables nor should the child let anyone he doesn’t know get inside the house. But the most important thing is that you build a relationship of openness, love and trust with your child so that he doesn’t fear or feel ashamed to share any of such experiences with you.