Link – After clergy sex abuse report, officials say parents should talk to kids early, often
I can only imagine what it’s like to have a kid in the midst of the media whirlwind that is happening in Pennsylvania, but this does present an opportunity as well:
In light of the recent grand jury report on child sex abuse by priests, how should parents talk to children about the subject?
Early and often, according to experts.
Melissa Page, the York County coordinator for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, stressed the importance of open communication and encouraged parents to have an ongoing dialogue with children about sexual abuse.
If your kids have questions, talk to them. If they don’t, talk to them anyway.This article has more information about what to say, and how to say it. I’d recommend reading it, among any number of other sites written by parenting experts. Don’t just take my word for it., I’m not a parent. Look at what the experts in this field have to say about how to arm children with information and open lines of communication. It can make a huge difference.