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Parents

Childhood is a time of possibility and learning. Not just for children but also for parents. An aware parent is a confident and vigilant parent.

The list of resources in this section will enable you to understand and relate to the changes in behavior and bodies of your children. We hope that the resources will help you communicate with your children on matters of body, body parts, sexuality and protection in a free and fearless manner.

A large section of the resources deal with the issue of child sexual abuse. Every resource in this section has been selected because they conform to Aarambh’s philosophy of ‘Children First’.

REMEMBER TO LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN, THAT HELPS US TO KNOW WHAT THEY GO THROUGH

Still uncomfortable talking to your child about this?

It is not an easy conversation to have. But it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE either. Below is a quick guide with some tips and reading material to help you prepare for this important conversation.

Remember

Before you talk to your children remember the following tips:-

1. You are empowering your child. So keep the tone positive & confident.

2. You don’t have to have the entire conversation in one go. Space out the conversation. Don’t overwhelm yourself and your child.

3. Use everyday examples and simple tools to explain concepts. For talking tips to help you have a conversation click here

4. You may be feeling comfortable about the talk but the child may not. Do not rush into the topic. Wait for an opportune moment.

Talk about Body, Body Parts and Sexuality

It is best if we can inform our children about the right things related to body, body parts and sexuality, than to wait for them to find out for themselves. This is not an easy process for a parent because we are not used to openly discussing sex and sexuality… Know More »

A Colouring Book to Help Your Child Learn Personal Safety

Personal Safety is as simple as A-B-C. The wonderfully practical ‘All Children Have a Right To Safety’ coloring book (in English & Hindi) developed by Nirmal Initiative, Vrindavan is designed help adults engage their children in a serious discussion about personal safety in a manner which is easy, creative and… Know More »

Recognise the Warning Signs

There is a list of warning signs that you need to look out for if you suspect a case of child sexual abuse. Usually, the presence of more than one sign at a time can be indicative of sexual abuse. The following list was adapted from the ‘List of Warning Signs’… Know More »

Understand Age Appropriate Sexual Behaviours of Children

It is a common myth that children do not have sexual feelings or are not curious about sex and sexuality.

What to do when a Child tells you about Sexual Abuse

When a child chooses to tell you about an incident of sexual abuse, your immediate reaction is key to the child’s safety, well-being and recovery.

Create a Safety Network for your Child- Within and Outside the Family

Does your family have a safety plan for your child? A family safety plan includes to-dos, boundaries and ground-rules that help keep your child secure both with and outside the home. Although every child and every family needs a different care plan and safety network, we recommend the following tip… Know More »

Does the Institution Your Child Study in have a Child Protection Policy?

The understanding around Child protection is still emerging in India. It is important for parents and caregivers to ensure that children are protected in playschools, nurseries, schools, creches and at homes. 

Checklist For Child Protection

A safe school is key to your child’s learning and development. The following link has 9 important questions that every parents must ask of their child’s schools to ensure safety and security. And the answers they should expect to hear –

Know The Law

Under the new POCSO Act – It is an aggravated offence if the perpetrator of sexual abuse is a parent of the child.