The idea of someone molesting your child is terrifying for any parent (unless the parent is the child molester, which is 37% of the time).
The pain, fear, and trauma they may experience at such a young age are frightening to consider. It’s enough to make any parent freak out and want to never ever think about it again.
And then we hope it will just never happen to our own child.
Except your daughter has a 1 in 4 chance and your son has a 1 in 6 chance of being molested before the age of 18.
I know you don’t want to hear it or believe it. But it’s true.
And these statistics are too high for any parent to risk staying uninformed about the reality of child sexual abuse and not talking to their child about it.