Jump to navigation. My six year old was outside jumping on the trampoline with my toddler. I noticed my older son trying to stick his finger up the baby's butt. He tried two times before I was able to get the door open and run out. He lied and said he was trying to tickle him. I don't know what to do!
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Her advice and explanations are not specific to the Duggar case. Upon learning of inappropriate touching, parents should do three things immediately: Believe the child who says such touching occurred, protect the victim, and get help from a trained professional, Imagawa said. Protecting the victim includes making sure the child accused of inappropriate touching has no access to the child who was touched, and it includes informing local child protective services and law enforcement officials, she said. When choosing a professional counselor, parents should seek one who has training and credentials dealing specifically with sexual assault, Imagawa said. The parents can ask friends for perspective or turn to a faith-based intervention program if they wish, but they would still need a counselor with specialized training — there is no substitute for that, she said. Depending on the description of the incident, parents should also consider a medical exam for their child.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. It was news to me but I heard about the whole Duggar family crisis over the weekend and has got me thinking a lot about parenting and what the 'right thing to do' is. This is of course hypothetical and I don't think the sexes of the kids would matter. Do you contact the authorities immediately? Handle it privately at home and make sure it doesn't happen again?
At a very young age, children begin to explore their bodies by touching, poking, pulling, and rubbing their body parts, including their genitals. As children grow older, they will need guidance in learning about these body parts and their functions. When these behaviors happen, try to redirect your child's attention to more appropriate behavior by saying something such as, "Grown-ups do that in private, and you should, too. Parents also need to know when a child's sexual behavior appears more than harmless curiosity. Sexual behavior problems may pose a risk to the safety and well-being your child and other children and can signal physical or sexual abuse or exposure to sexual activity. Use appropriate language. Teach children proper names for all body parts, including names such as genitals, penis, vagina, breasts, buttocks, and private parts. Making up names for body parts may give the idea that there is something bad about the proper name. Understand why your child has a special name for the body part but teach the proper name, too. Also, teach your child which parts are private parts covered by a swimming suit.