Protecting a child should be your topmost piority as a parents knowing that your child is in a vulnerable age and hardly knows right from wrong.
Protecting your child should be paramount to you and this should be at all times. This protection includes truly knowing those you entrust your child to especially when you are not around.
Don’t just entrust your child to anyone because of time constraint. Do all necessary background check of whoever you want to entrust your child with.
There is nothing like being over protective as your child is vulnerable and any in appropriate touch might affect the child psychologically when he/she becomes an adult. Hence, ensure you communicate about inappropriate touching with your child care provider and also ensure you install cctv in your home to monitor what goes on when you are not around.
Most importantly teach your child about parts of their body with emphasis on the private part. Let your child know that no one had the right to touch them there and they should speak to you if it ever happens. Teaching your child about this early enough its very important. Don’t shy away from discussing about this or postponing it as a stitch in time saves nine.
Another think to take note of is letting your child know that the rule applies not only to outsiders but also to family members be it uncles and aunts. Let your child know that inappropriate touching is not allowed by anyone, whether they are family members or family friend.
Furthermore, Never keep quiet when you are uncomfortable with how a friend or family member is touching your child because you don’t want to be called names. For instance, If an uncle should request that your daughter sits on his lap and then stylish shifts her to his pr**ck area, speak up immediately as a parent. Don’t please friends and family to the detriment of your child. Remember it is your duty and obligation to protect your child.
More so, Build your child’s confidence in you so your child can talk to you when any inappropriate touch takes place. Don’t be too busy to listen. If you constantly push your child away, scream and shout at the child it would be difficult for the child to speak to you which might lead to your child being molested without your knowledge.
Finally, take up any inappropriate touch reported by your child, dont ever ignore such report otherwise next time the child won’t talk to you but rather suffer in silence.