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The Issue of Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse

Let’s be honest, observing elements of sexuality in children's play often causes parents and caregivers to feel uncomfortable. On one hand, developmental experts tell us that it is normal for children to act this way at certain ages, that the sexual play of young children usually results from their need to explore everything, and is also a way to indicate to the adults around them that they would like more information on the topic. On the other hand, we worry about whether the behavior of the children is, indeed, normal and how we should respond to it. Could the children's behavior be an indication of (or actually be) sexual abuse? How do you tell the difference? How do you talk about it with children?  Read More

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