Bath time! For many kids, the very notion of this special time of day either conjures feelings of… “UGH, not again”… or, “COOL, time to splash!” Regardless of how your kids view bath time, it presents a wonderful opportunity to talk about body safety, particularly with children ages two to five. It's never too early to teach kids about the proper names of body parts and which of those parts are “private and just for them”.
Welcome to Part II of my three-part series, “Carpe Momento!” Seize everyday moments as teaching opportunities for your children. Please note: this video contains language re: proper body part names. My hope is that all parents feel comfortable using proper body part names with their children, as it benefits everyone in the long run. If you aren't comfortable with these terms, I invite you to watch this video over and again and practice saying them with me.
Please remember… over 90% of children who are sexually abused know, love or trust their molester. In fact, 2012 statistics show that nearly 65% of all child abuse happens at the hands of a parent, step-parent, relative or boyfriend/girlfriend of the parent… all potential candidates to help give kids a bath.
I'm eager to hear your suggestions and ideas about making the most of bath time to teach body safety lessons to your kids. Please send me your stories and ideas at [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from YOU!
Working to improve the world one child at a time, Ginger has made it her life mission to raise awareness of the world-wide epidemic of child abuse. An impassioned child advocate, trainer, speaker and child forensic interviewer, Ginger can be contacted via her website “Ginger Kadlec: 4UrKids™” at gingerkadlec.com.