Welcome to another episode of The Jews Next Dor dedicated to child safety. In this segment, we’ll engage in role-playing scenarios to explore various conversations we ought to have with our children about their bodily autonomy and safety.
We’re joined by the experts in this area:
Mrs. Debbie Fox, Founder of Magen Yeladim Child Safety Institute
Dr. Shloimie Zimmerman, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, the Founder of Child and Adult Psychological Services PLLC, and the speaker and consultant in child development, education, abuse prevention, and trauma.
03:28 Creating a natural atmosphere for conversation
13:51 The importance of conversation about private parts
21:37 The examples of role-playing
26:05 How to react if kids are playing games including body parts?
33:15 Can kids bathe together?
37:56 Red flag and yellow flag areas
41:47 When and how to advance the conversation?
48:59 Following safety rules and exceptions
55:10 How to explain that touching is never a secret?
1:00:07 The consequences of not talking to children about this topic
1:03:22 Conversations about sleepovers and camps
1:06:49 Developmental stages and maintaining boundaries
1:14:00 Differences between talking to girls and boys
1:21:35 How to talk to parents when the topic is awkward?