Don’t Wait to Educate

Your child is never too young to learn about appropriate sexual boundaries and what is comfortable touch and uncomfortable touch. I recently learned of a six year old boy who propositioned a six year old girl for sex. Even though this was alarming, it was not the first time I have heard of such things. I have heard of girls and boys at even younger ages having sexual contact and relations with each other. These are the times we live in. It is unfortunate, but true.

Upon hearing this I had another conversation with my children about appropriate touch and sexual boundaries. I reminded them of the kinds of things they needed to be cautious about, and how to reject sexual solicitations. We can’t be everywhere our child is every second of the day, so we need to make sure that our children can’t be tricked or manipulated. We need to arm our children with the knowledge they need to keep themselves safe. It is our job as parents to teach our children about the sacred nature of our bodies and how to take care of them.

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