Sorry for the serious post
Has anyone started to have those conversations? Why or why not. If so (or if you will) how are you addressing it with a three-year old?
I really haven't had any concerns with Zayden, honestly he is never anywhere there would be an issue, just school and home. I know early in the school year a mom had an issue with teachers "touching" the kids to help them wipe (apparently a no no in preschool) but I was the complete opposite! Zayden is SO friendly, it would also be really hard to teach bad people ideas. EVERYONE one --parents, teachers, kids, at Z's school from preK to 8th grade apparently knows him, at the Gala the other week one of the dads commented on that cause Zayden goes running up to any one who walks into the playground, Hi I'm Zayden, look at my toy, look at my shirt, look at my shorts, and then runs off. :rolleyes:
Was talking about other things with my boss the other week and he was telling me about some four year old kid who was exposed to somethings and how important "that" conversation was. We have the same pediatrician and he told me that if he hadn't already Dr. R would be having those talks with Z on the next appointment on no one touches here or there, etc.
Zayden is also fascinated recently with his "boy parts" and really knows they are there.
I really understand how important these talks are and how many issues there are -- after all I adopted a child who had been severely sexually abused multiple times with multiple people. :angry1: But Zayden is three. I just don't even know how to go about that.
I don't want him scared of people or to hinder his natural friendliness. I don't want to create issues where there are not issues. I don't want to make sex or nudity or anything a taboo topic or a bad thing but I don't want to open up my child to a predator either.
Anyway, I know somewhere in this age group we start addressing these issues. I just don't wanna! Any suggestions, thoughts, ideas?