Parents for Prevention
working together to end sexual violence
a project of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Infant to Preschool: Empathy
Empathy and concern for how one’s actions affect others is a major protective factor against sexual violence. The more we understand on every level that our actions affect others, and internalize that we should always take care to do no harm, the less likely we are to commit sexual harm, or to ignore when we see others causing harm.
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E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness
Parents and teachers are worried. They believe that today's kids are growing up in an unkind world and that learning to be kind is even more important than getting good grades. But, when it comes to defining "kind," parents and teachers don't always agree.
8 Sex Positive Things You Can Say To Your Kids That Have Nothing To Do With Sex
"Sex positive" is a term that has been gaining more attention in recent years. A social and philosophical response to repressed, limited, and often judgmental attitudes toward sex and sexuality, the sex positive movement emphasizes that "good sex" is defined as safe, informed, consensual, and whatever else it also is beyond those things is best left up to the people participating in the act. Find out more by reading the article.
Teaching Kids Body Privacy, Personal Agency, & Consent Begins While They're In Diapers
It’s not an unusual scene: the kids are running through the house, chasing each other, playing tag, tackling, tickling. Friends are over and the girls have jumped in with the boys. Everyone is giggling and having a great time. Then I notice my boys (ages four and six) corner their little friend (a four year old girl) and I notice her face changes expression. What was once a cheeky smile and glint in her eye is replaced by apprehension and reservation. She no longer wants to play this chasing game but she doesn’t have the words to say no or articulate why.