Please don’t depend on a child to tell you he/she has been molested or feels uncomfortable around someone. More often than not, they won’t. But, there are signs. While any one sign may not be a sign there is a problem … a combination of signs should be heeded. Predators are very good at grooming and/or intimidating children. Recognizing the signs of child abuse, the changes in temperament, personality, habits can be the parents/guardians best defense.
The link, below, lists several helpful indicators for parents and guardians.
There are no definitive physical attributes that singles out
child abusers. There is no nationality,
no race, no gender. And, there is no
occupation which clearly defines them.
In fact, certain occupations may help child abusers shield them … from… suspicion. For, example … being a trusted Superior Court
Parents … as much as we try to protect our children … unless
we sit down and speak with them about child abusers, the dangers, how to stay
alert … we can be letting them down. We
need to make sure they know that … no matter who it is … family, friend, relative,
neighbor, or stranger, or the situation … our children know they can come
directly to us for support.
We can never just … assume … they will. And, we can never assume that every person
who is … in a “position of trust” … is trusting.
As … in this very real case … of a Superior Court Judge. Click on link, below, and read article.
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Debbie Barth is the author of “The Promise Book; Tell
When compared to girls who are sexually active with boys near their own age, these girls (those who have been sexually abused) are more likely to:
have multiple sex partners
drop out of school
engage in dangerous sexual behaviors
run away from home
be lured into prostitution
abuse drugs or alcohol
end up on welfare
be estranged from friends and family
be in physically abusive relationships
Trust me when I say … I didn’t need to double-check these statics. There will be women who read this, and know how true this is. This is the profile for young girls who have been sexually abused. Anyone you recognize? If so … reach out to them.
Or … we can, as parents … sit down with our children … as soon as possible … and, talk with them about child predators. We can, as parents … let them know that no one has a right to touch them in private areas. We can, as parents … let them know we are there for them … we love them … we support them … and … that … they CAN “tell someone.” We can stop this … before it begins.
The Promise Book; Tell Somone is now in Amazon and www.thisisdebbiebarth.com
Debbie Barth is the author of "The Promise Book; Tell Someone" This book is the key to the vehicle helping parents talk with their children about child predators in a very simplistic manner that does not confuse, or scare the children.