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Category: Body-Safety Rules

  • How Do You Get Babies?

    PSC Mom “It’s been around 2 years since I took the Parenting Safe Children workshop in Stapleton, Colorado. A lot of the information still sticks with me and my family and I have conversations around these topics. It was frequent at first, but then these conversations became more routine around our house. I wanted to…

  • Pediatrician Interview on Body Safety!

    So many of you have asked me how to handle body safety with your pediatrician during wellness visits. In fact, just the other day a parent asked me, “What should I do if the doctor asks to look at my daughter’s private parts and my daughter says, “No”? Well I couldn’t be happier to share…

  • Could My Child be Sexually Harming Another Child?

    I spend most of my time talking about how to protect children from child sexual assault, but it’s equally important to focus on children who may be acting out sexually themselves and how parents can support them and find help. You may think this blog post is not relevant to your family, but please consider…

  • Daddy, is that your tail?

    I remember having coffee with a colleague one morning when she told me her son had said over breakfast, “I think I had a wet dream last night. What causes that?” She didn’t quite know what to say (“Wow, aren’t these Rice Krispies extra good this morning?”), but pulled together a coherent response about hormonal…

  • Sitting in Santa’s Lap – Yes or No?

    In the past, I’ve been accused of being anti-Christmas, which I can assure you is not true. As you read this post, hopefully you’ll see that it’s not about religion or tradition, but rather a commentary on consent – and how to raise children into teens and then adults, who have learned that they really…

  • Manners, Secrets & Sex Ed — Keeping Kids Safer

    We are thoughtful parents, friends and relatives, but sometimes we say things that inadvertently contribute to a child’s vulnerability. Here are some everyday examples – and suggestions for how to strengthen communication with children with regard to secrets, consent, manners, sex ed and more. Secrets – “Let’s not tell Mom about the ice cream.” Sometimes…