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When my son was 3, I checked out "The Right Touch," out of the library. Both my husband and I had a funny feeling about a neighbor (based on absolutely no fats at all, just how he looked at our son). We have talked about sexual abuse (and earthquakes and busy streets, rattle snakes, cougars, etc) all the time. We play games about how to stay safe (you hear a rattlesnake - what do you do?....Mama says STOP, back away slowly - what do you do? The earth is shaking! What do you do? and someone says, "Come see X, or let me tickle you here - don't tell anyone," what do you do?). Information is power. You don't have to go into graphic detail about anything, but information is power and we MUST teach our children how to stay safe, how to say no, how to listen to their guts, and how to use your words, how to run away, and how to fight if it comes right down to it (like when camping and you see a cougar/bear approaching you).
The book (for parents) "everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex but were afraid they'd ask," is a great book on how to talk to your kids about all things sexual. They should really know the basics by age 4.
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