“When we build a bridge of communication between our children and us they know they have our support. They know they can run to us and share the good, the difficult, and the scary things they will encounter in this life.
Because we have cultivated a relationship with them that they can count on.”
As I’ve said many, many times, raising strong kids with open, honest, relationships with their parents won’t necessarily prevent all sexual abuse but it sure makes a kid a much more difficult target. Predators target kids who do not have these things. They seek out kinds who are vulnerable and more likely to keep secrets.