Protecting children from abuse, bullying, and other dangers can feel overwhelming for adults, and anxiety can make it hard to listen calmly when children come to us with problems. Be sure that the children in your life know that you will listen and help them if they have a problem with anyone, no matter what your relationship is with this person.
A lot of times children don’t tell because they don’t want to upset or worry the important adults in their lives. Without direct, ongoing encouragement, some children will withhold information that is crucial to their personal safety, and adults won’t get the information they need to help their children stay safe.
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Published: July 25, 2012 | Last Updated: June 1, 2016