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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 12:58 PM
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90. I disagree
with much of what you say. I guess it's just my work with kids who have been abused that makes me feel this way!

For one. Kids are VERY trusting. That is their nature and they WILL trust someone who is especially kind to them and offer them the "favors" that will entice. Secondly, when a child feels "uncomfortable" that is what we like to call a "gut" feeling, something that deciphers "right" from "wrong" and "weird" from "acceptable." Many children will go out of their way NOT to tell their parents if they think they have been "violated" in anyway because they feel that they are the ones responsible for it. Many parents don't "warn" near enough.

It is not only a parent's RESPONSIBILITY to warn, but it's their LEGAL DUTY. I don't take this subject as lightly as you have in your previous posts and I'm sorry if it seems I am "calling" you on it, but much of your "advice" is wrong. Flat wrong. I've seen this scenerio played out many times in the 10 years of being a Social Worker and where there is "smoke" you can bet there is "fire."
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