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Q: WHAT CAN I DO AS A PARENT?
you children's friends and their families, caregivers, youth group leaders, teachers or any person spending time alone with your children.
your child names for their private parts, and that they have the right to say NO. Never make your child submit to physical contact if they do not want to.
when your child tells you that he or she does not want to be with or go with someone else.
that no one should want to be with your child more than you. When someone is
showing your child too much attention, ask yourself why. Listen to your intuition.
to your child who a “someone” is, when you instruct them to tell you if "someone" looks at or touches their private places.
the word surprise instead or secret with your children. Teach them to tell you when any adult asks them to keep a “secret”.
put your child's first name on clothing or school books. This puts your child on a first name basis with anyone they may come in contact with.
a code word that only you and your children know to be used in an emergency.
your children that when away from home, if they feel scared or uncomfortable, they have the right to use the telephone without anyone’s permission.
your children if they say they have been abused. Encourage them to ask questions if they are confused or not sure if another’s behavior is acceptable or not.
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