We’ve probably all experienced a moment where we were around someone or in a situation and had an uneasy feeling, usually in our stomach. We could sense that a person’s intentions weren’t good. Kids can feel this too. Sometimes this is referred to as an “icky” feeling.”
Let your children know to trust this feeling and that is is very important that they tell you if a person or situation makes them feel this way. It could be a family member, friend, teacher, coach, rabbi, neighbor, etc.
A good book to address and discuss this concept is I Said ‘No‘ by Kimberly King.