4 Misunderstood Signs of Child Abuse: A Sexual Assault Nurse Speaks Up

People naturally want to see evidence of damage done from an accident or a crime. Whether it’s the smashed front end of a car from a wreck, or a bruised eye after an argument, we want to see the wound, the stitches, the blood. We want proof.  We are socialized to believe that we have to see an injury to know it happened.   Herein lies the problem with proving sexual assault.… Read More Read more

6 Things Parents of Resilient Kids Do Well (and You Can Too!)

If your child begged to go out to play on a cold, rainy day, what would you be sure they were wearing? How about a warm sweater, woolly socks, a sturdy raincoat, tall rubber boots, and big umbrella? Those items are protective factors that will keep you child cozy and dry enough to enjoy the stormy day without being miserable or getting sick.… Read More Read more

Parent Alert! Now Parents Are Making Porn for Their Kids?!

“Mums Make Porn” – British Reality TV Shocker

Try to wrap your mind around this one. A group of five presumably well-meaning moms in the UK are disgusted by the violence they discover when researching the porn film industry. They are rightly concerned about how easy it is for children to access porn and its twisted messages. So, the moms resolve to come up with a solution.… Read More Read more

Sexual Behavior in Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

This post was originally published on April 27, 2017 and updated on April 4, 2019. Playing “doctor” is a common sign of normal curiosity in children. Little girls and little boys want to see each other’s private parts. That’s pretty harmless when you’re dealing with 5-year-olds. But what happens when a 10-year-old boy cajoles a 7-year-old girl into a bathroom and wants to put their private parts together?… Read More Read more

5 Body Safety Rules Every 5-Year-Old Should Know

It seems like the number of things you need to talk to your children about in order to keep them safe just keeps growing! One issue that should be at the top of your list is protecting kids from sexual abuse. Why? The CDC reports that 1 in every 5 children will experience sexual abuse. That’s 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys.… Read More Read more

11 Safe Video Chat Rules You Probably Haven’t Taught Your Kids

Imagine that your kids could use video chat to build close relationships with far-away loved ones – like their grandparents and their best friend who moved away. And at the same time they knew how to be safe from all the dangerous people and situations that can happen on video chat! Keep reading for 11 rules to talk about with your kids.… Read More Read more

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