Teaching your child to take care of their body

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Teaching your child to take care of their body

Postby fo12eal » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:08 pm

Hi Guys

At what age did you start teaching your child to take care of their body??? As in no one is allow to touch certain part of their body. How did you tell your child???

Please share. Thanks

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Postby matrix0405 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:00 pm

Just tell them direct and for stanger, every part also cannot touch. Then give constant reminders.

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Postby BlueBells » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:54 am

I have 2 girls, so I started telling and re-iterating the fact that they should not allow anyone to touch them as soon as they can understand. I took the opportunity to tell them while bathing them when they were much younger, about 4 or 5 years old.

I reminded them specifically that even if a man claims to be a policeman, he also cannot body search them, only a policewoman can do so. It's a bit extreme maybe, but I told them if someone claims to be police, it is absolutely fine for them to still call 999 for the real police to arrive.

I also tell them that while in a clinic, if a doctor needs to examine them physicall, mummy or a nurse has to be around, otherwise, no.

And I send them for Taekwando classes too, and tell them to kick where it hurts if any stranger tries to grab them. :D

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