Shop - InterrelateBut this may be the first time that a presidential election has called upon parents to discuss slang terms for genitals. We try to connect with them in language that they understand, but also, often, find ourselves providing the correct names for body parts, sometimes even as we try to figure out exactly what is itchy, or exactly where it hurts. And in doing so, usually the doctor will name them. Sandy K. Wurtele, a professor of psychology and an associate dean at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, was the lead author on a research study showing that preschoolers in Head Start knew the correct names for other body parts, but referred to their genitals by a wide array of slang terms, from the familiar my peepee, my weewee to the more baroque my coochie, my piddlewiddle.
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And as parents, we teach our children about water safety and road safety—we make sure they wear their life vests or puddle jumpers, that they know they must hold our hands and look both ways before crossing the street and to never touch a hot stove. But are we taking the time to incorporate body safety into our parenting conversations? I understand, it's an intimidating topic to discuss. What should I say? How should I say it? I can't even imagine anything bad happening to my child—it ' s too scary to think about , etc.
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You can help to protect your child from sexual abuse by teaching the following crucial Body Safety Rules. From an early age, teach your child that their body is their body and it belongs to them. In a greeting situation, encourage your child to offer the person a high-five or a handshake or, with people they know well they could blow them a kiss instead. Help your child to create a Safety Network. A Safety Network is made up of three to five adults that your child trusts.
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