Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Protect the Penis: Discussing “Good Touch and Bad Touch” with Kids

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Discussing "Good Touch and Bad Touch" with Kids

By: Sojourner Marable Grimmett, Fox 5 Atlanta Mom Blogger

When our oldest son turned three-years-old, we began talking to him about “good touch and bad touch.” I made up a song called, “Protect the Penis,” in which I sing about what’s appropriate touching and who can touch his private area. The jingle reinforces in our son’s mind that only certain people can touch his penis, and if someone attempts to or succeeds in touching his privates in an inappropriate way, he should immediately yell, kick, then tell Mommy and Daddy as soon as possible. Along with the song, my husband and I also reenact scenarios about talking to strangers. As parents, it’s our responsibility to make sure that our children are aware of what’s appropriate and not appropriate when it comes to their bodies and overall safety.


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  1. If you know a child that may be in a dangerous situation, then please speak up against sexual abuse. Even if you’re alone, take the stand against abuse and be a voice for a child who may not have the ability to gain support and safety. For more information, please visit http://www.goodtouchbadtouch.com

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