- Accountability – We’re all tempted to push the limits. Make it a
common practice in your home to verify who your child was really
with, at what event, and when. We all need accountability. How
many people would drive the speed limit if there wasn’t the threat
of a ticket?
- Unconditional Love without Fear – One of the most effective ways
to keep your child safe is by having a relationship that welcomes
honest dialogue without shame or fear of retribution. You would
never want your child to be in danger, but feel too afraid of your
response to call home for help!
- Involvement without being Intrusive – This is huge. Do not
press your child for information about the abuse except what is
necessary. Your questions will often send messages that you did not
intend. Also, do not press your child for information about what
was discussed during a therapy session. She needs the freedom
and power to decide who knows what and when as much as it is
- Patience – be patient and allow disclosure to occur at his own pace.
- Parental Self-Care – take good care of yourself! Your child naturally
wants to protect you, so if it’s perceived that you are not ok, he/
she will hide their own pain and needs.
- Freedom from Adult Stress – manage your stressors including:
finances, marital relationship, legal issues, etc., without your child
- Respect for your child’s privacy
- Low-Stress Environment – help your child find ways to minimize
additional stressors and increase enjoyable activities.
- Time – It usually takes years to heal from sexual abuse.
- Loving comments – Research has shown it takes about 7 positive
affirmations to erase a negative message.
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