Children thrive on structure at a very early age. Just like scheduling naps, bedtime routines, timeouts, teaching manners etc. Children want to know what is expected from them and from others. Read the below information and make body safety and open communication about sexuality, respect, and responsibility part of your family’s core values.
Starting before or at age 2, explain what private parts are: parts that are covered by a bathing suit. Tell them that people’s private parts should be kept private – out of sight/touch of other people – which is why we wear underwear/bathing suits to cover our privates.
As they get older make sure they understand that bathing, toileting, dressing, and sleeping are times when people should have privacy – both children and adults.
Sections on this page have been adapted from TheMamaBearEffect