Today’s world, it is imperative that parents talk to their children about the differences between right and wrong, appropriate and inappropriate. Students will learn about their public and private parts, how to react for good and bad touch, awareness about different touch by family and outsiders. As they grow older, they will need guidance to learn about these body parts, their functions, safety, and what privacy and private parts mean. Here’s some information to help you tell the difference between “normal” behaviours, and behaviours that may signal a problem.
This is common and may, typically, be initiated as young as at age two (through to seven years of age). When these manifest, parents need to re-direct the child’s attention, clearly informing the child about concepts like ‘good touch’ and ‘bad touch’. Children must know that no one is ever allowed to touch their private parts, and that it is important to keep these areas covered and safe in public spaces (which includes school too). It is also important to teach children about respect for ‘body space’