Oh, how I wish we didn't need to know these kinds of things! But no family and no child is immune to this kind of abuse. Please read Lyneta's words and share it with others who need to know. And like Lyneta, I hope you never have to say these things to your child.
Last week, I shared some ways to talk to children about preventing sexual abuse and our duty as parents to protect them. But the sad fact is, no matter how diligent we are, some parents are faced with helping our children heal and recover after the damage is already done.
When I finally got the courage to tell my husband how I was traumatized as a child, and how dismissive and insensitive my caregivers were, he said, “It sounds like you could have healed a lot faster if you’d been heard and validated.” Continue reading “How to Talk to Your Kids About Childhood Sexual Abuse – part 2 (guest post)”