Do you know that the correct information and right knowledge can save your child from becoming a victim of any exploitation?
Your child is still trying to understand the whole society and the social behavior and at this stage a child is not able to know what is good and what is bad and as a parent it’s your job to teach them. You are the person responsible for your child and the kind of person your child will turn out to be after he or she grows up. You teach your child that charity is good and stealing is bad. You teach your child all about good and bad and teach them the difference between the two but when it comes to their own bodies, parents sometimes forget the importance of teaching kid’s all about it.
The major problem that now-a-days children face is that they don’t know about what kind of touch is good or bad. You teach your child that charity is good and stealing is bad. You teach your child all about good and bad and teach them the difference between the two but when it comes to their own bodies, parents sometimes forget the importance of teaching kid’s all about it.
Good touch is kind of a physical affection that we show towards our children. The aim of writing this blog is to make parents aware about the importance of having a conversation about good touch and bad touch with their child.
As a parent, you have bigger responsibilities and you need to stop hesitating and start doing the right thing to protect your child from harm. Get comfortable with your child and open a line of communication. Teach them about their bodies and genitals. Let them be comfortable talking about their genitals with you. The conversation about good touch and bad touch helps them understand the importance and meaning of safe and acceptable touch. It helps them understand that they can say “no” and they learn how to say “no”. It makes them aware towards things like child sex abuse.
The knowledge about good touch and bad touch can help your child tell the difference between wrong and right and it can save them from being exploited. It helps them stay safe and self-aware. This can help them understand that their parents have their back and they are dependable. It allows them to get comfortable with you and share things with you. They will know that they can turn to their parents if anything happens. This allows them to understand healthy boundaries and consent. Every child needs to understand consent and exploitation in order to stay safe.
How to educate your child about good touch?
- Good touch feels nice and warm; this touch makes them feel safe and protected.
- Show them life situations which include good touches like hugs and kisses by you or your spouse. Example when they hold hands with their friends while playing is a good touch.
- Inculcate in them the right to their bodies. Teach them about touch and tell that their body belongs to them alone, and they have the absolute choice to deny anyone else, including you, from touching them if they wish.
The importance of good and bad touch should be taught to children at the beginning years itself. They should understand the difference between good and bad touch. Parents should not hesitate or feel awkward in talking about anything like this. They should encourage their children to talk about these things with them and report them if they are going through anything like this.
BIPS is a school in patiala which promotes the awareness about any kind of abuse or exploitation. They teach children about all such situations and prepare them about how to react in these situations.