Parenting: The difference between good touch and bad touch

November 9, 2011 8:18:53 AM PST
The current Penn State scandal is disturbing on many levels. And children watching it or hearing about it are bound to have questions. What may be the only good thing about the whole story is that it gives parents an opportunity to reinforce to their children the concept that they have autonomy and control over their bodies. And if anyone tries to violate that autonomy, they need to tell a trusted adult immediately. It may be uncomfortable for parents, but it's definitely a case where an ounce of prevention is worth it.