Every time my daughter says this line, I find myself bracing for impact! As she gets older, I have even added a quick prayer for guidance on how to respond to whatever it is she has to share.
One afternoon driving home from her pre-school, she announced in her sweet little 4-year-old voice that she had to tell me something. Here’s how it went:
Em: Mommy, I have to tell you something.
Me: What is it, sweetheart?
Em: Today at school *boy* tried to show me his privates.
Me: (Thankful to be stopped at a red light with my back to my girl.) Oh, okay. What did you do?
Em: I ran away, Mommy. That is GROSS!
Me: Do you remember who was around you when that happened; did any teachers see?
Em: No, but I told Mrs. Beth and Mrs. Christine!
Me: Well, sweetheart, you did the right thing, and I appreciate you telling me. You know you can always tell Mommy and Daddy anything. Right?
Me: And should anyone ever show you their privates?
Me: Right, that’s why they are called PRIVATE!
Friends, if your child (no matter the age) discloses something of this nature to you, here are a few essential things to keep in mind:
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