It’s hard to imagine that your child may be hurting another child through harmful sexual behaviors. Knowing when it is time to get help is critical.
Finding out that your child has abused another child may be one of the scariest things a parent faces. Read guidance to a parent finding out that her 16-year-old son sexually abused her friend’s younger daughter.
It isn’t always easy to know what to believe when our child has accused of sexually harming another child. Learn more about how to respond by reading this response to a parent who told that her daughter harmed a friend during her sleepover.
As a parent, responding to sexual harmful behaviors between your own children requires you to support and respond to both children. Sometimes it isn’t easy, such as this person concerned about sexual touching between brothers.
It’s natural to worry about a child’s sexual safety after their own safety has been compromised. You’re not alone in wondering whether your child’s experience of sexual harm will result in his own risk to others.