Sharing – Here’s How to Actually Talk to Little Kids About Sex

Sharing – Here’s How to Actually Talk to Little Kids About Sex

Since you didn’t, and school isn’t allowed to, teach them someone else will. It might be online or in person, but there is nothing more attractive to real pedophiles than kids who lack the basic skills and open communication with adults to tell on them.

Kids who are aware of their bodies and their place in the world can openly talk about sex with trusted and safe adults, understand what it means to be LGBTQ in some basic fashion and what to do when someone makes them feel threatened, making for poor targets. That’s not grooming; that’s teaching them basic self-defense. That’s teaching them the truth and the basics of reality.

I know a lot of supporters and people in the child abuse community don’t want to hear this, but I will not stand by while we practice things that make children less safe. Lacking knowledge about these topics does that. You’re not protecting them. You’re endangering them.

Shared Links (weekly) March 27, 2022

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Sharing – Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

Sharing – Why Mourning for the Self Is a Necessary Part of Healing

It’s the step where you can truly understand at the deepest level that what happened was not your fault. Many a survivor will say that without ever really feeling it, and you can tell because they will say that and immediately begin talking about how weak or needy they were as a child. As if that explains why they were abused, when in fact the only explanation necessary is that someone decided to abuse them.

Reviews Elsewhere – Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Coping With Panic Attacks by Nicole Dake

Reviews Elsewhere – Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Coping With Panic Attacks by Nicole Dake

I found this review by Kevin C of this book by Nicole Dake and was immediately drawn to the title. As a trauma survivor panic attacks have been a part of my life at various times and I know the same is true for many other survivors I’ve talked to.

Sharing – Five tips on setting boundaries for your mental health

Sharing – Five tips on setting boundaries for your mental health

The other thing to keep in mind is that no one else is going to set the boundaries for you that you need. They will set the boundaries that they want for you. That includes family, friends, and employers. They won’t know the limits of your mental health, and they may not even care about them. Some will, but you still need to draw them yourself and then communicate them.

And, maybe. most of all, allow everyone to set their boundaries and respect them. Maybe we could all get some improved mental health if we all understood that a little bit better.