Sometimes it is necessary for a person to touch or look your child’s private parts. When you’re changing a diaper, applying cream, washing at bath time, visiting a doctor (with a parent present & watching) it is called safe touches.
Unsafe touches are when people try to touch/see or show their own privates – they might rub, tickle, or grab, and it might make you you feel scared, uncomfortable, or sad.
Sometimes, people might try to play a “game” with privates.
RULE: We do not tickle, or play games with private parts.
Conversely, we need to teach our children that we do not show other people our privates, touch people with our privates, or try to look at or touch their privates. You may think that this is understood when talking to your young child about their private parts, but it is necessary to explain that body respect is a two-way street.
Sections on this page have been adapted from TheMamaBearEffect