First, let me explain. I do not believe only strangers are a danger, I just needed an easy title that was related to my concern.
How do you teach your child about being safe in the care of others? Knowing that their uncle, teacher, coach, etc could be a child predator, as well as a stranger in the bathroom, how do you make sure your child is safe away from you? My children have no idea that bad things can happen to kids at the hands of adults. The last thing I want to do is instill fear or give them nightmares. But as they are now asking to use the public bathroom alone, going to classes without me, changerooms, they need to be aware. I ws abused by strangers in my school and at the public pool, and my fear, shame, embarassment and shyness are what kept me from stopping them. My kids are just as shy as I was. My children are very comfortable with their bodies, my and their Dad's bodies.They know the correct names for their parts and see us naked daily (I say his regarding the lack of shame or tabo-topic scenario in our home). Now what?