Children need us to be very specific. Otherwise, they are left to try and read between the lines themselves, and they don’t always have enough information to be able to make good choices. Besides specificity (I love that word!) they need repetition.
It would be completely unacceptable for your child’s teacher to show students only once how to do a math problem, erase it, then expect them to be able to solve not only that math problem, but any related equations. You’d be in the principal’s office faster than you could say geometry. So then… why would you only talk to them once about appropriate behaviors?
Food for thought:
- The younger the victim, the more likely the perpetrator is a juvenile;
- 34% of sexual abuse is committed by a juvenile;
- Children under age 12 commit 7% of reported instances of sexual abuse.