Thought this might be of interest to those who have chatted to me in the past 2 days.
Since writing this I have become involved in many conversations re an interview on you tube about the age of consent, I thought it relevant to repost this blog.
When we stop listening to children, we stop their belief in us. If we listen and don’t believe we do the same. Young children mostly say it as it is. They don’t yet know any reason to lie or make things up. We teach them these things. We may not mean to but we do. So if a child says he or she is being hurt by someone, that someone is making her scared or uncomfortable, we should listen. Believe, make sure she is safe and then act. This is in my opinion, a fundamental of being a parent and adult. Children will tell us the truth, given the chance and so we should trust them and make sure they are…
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