Many parents have a one-time talk with their children about the proverbial “birds and the bees” once they reach a subjectively old-enough age; in other words, parents teach kids the basics of sex, puberty, and romantic feelings. Some parents don’t even talk to their children about sex – ever!
Parents who don’t talk to their children on a somewhat-regular basis about sex – not in an inappropriate fashion, but simply to teach them about what’s up and what’s down in the world of sexual relations – place them at an increased risk of falling victim to sexual abuse.
How does not talking to kids about sex make the occurrence of sexual abuse more likely?
Sexual abuse is generally considered to be such a heinous crime because kids don’t know enough about sex to grant perpetrators consent to engage in whatever sexual activities they wish; kids that don’t know what sex is won’t be able to defend themselves against sexual advances put forth by fully-grown men and women. Although many parents want to maintain their kids’ innocence for as long as possible, doing so – at least as far as sex is concerned – is not a good idea, given the potential risks of sexual abuse.
Here are a few ways to keep children from falling victim to sexual abuse
Jeff Herman is a nationally-renowned trial attorney best known as the sole principal of Boca Raton, Florida’s Herman Law. eff Herman is a trial lawyer who supports victims of rape and any other form sexual abuse. He is the founder of Herman Law and is currently the Firm’s Managing Partner.
Jeff Herman is dedicated to his work in helping victims find justice. In his firm, he has created an analytical unit that assists him to break down his cases to either facts or theory. He usually visualizes his work on whiteboards at his office to avoid destruction. For over a decade, Jeff Herman has made national headlines exposing sexual predators and the institutions that protect them.
He recently published a piece a few months ago about Tips How Parents Can Protect Their Children from Sex Abuse or at least reduce the likelihood of their children getting victimized by sexual abuse.
Kids don’t understand certain concepts at various stages of development. Parents should look into what stage of development their kids are at, learn about what concepts they can digest, then talk to them about sex in an age-appropriate manner.
Children should be instructed to say “no” if someone makes them feel uncomfortable.
Talking about “the birds and the bees” shouldn’t just happen once; parents shouldn’t beat the proverbial horse of coming of age to death, though they should feel free to talk about sex education as frequently as they desire – within reason, that is. Go Here for related Information about Jeff Herman.
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