Next month your children’s school will celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. It’s a good thing. Children are injured and killed by fires every year. I’m so glad we don’t ignore this hot topic (pun intended) and run from it. Our children deserve to be taught to stop, drop, and roll.
But here’s the thing—the chance of your child needing to stop, drop, and roll are slim compared to the chance that they may need to yell, run, and tell.
One out of every four girls and one out of every six boys will be sexually violated by their eighteenth birthday.
Take a few minutes today. Talk to your child about sexual abuse.
If you don’t, who will?
If you need a little coaching, please read my blog series “Protecting Our Kids" beginning Oct., 2010. And picture me with pom poms, cheering for you all the way. You can do it!
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