As parents, the horror of someone taking advantage of our children’s trust and innocence is unbearable. But not talking about it does not eliminate the threat. How do we instill caution without creating paranoia? How do we tell our children, whom we have taught to listen to and respect adults, that some adults are bad, and not to be trusted?
Have you talked to your children about the threat of sexual abuse? If so, how did you do it, and at what age?