Let’s Talk PANTS
Alright Bella’s we all know one of the hardest things about watching our child grow up is teaching them about the bad people that are in the world. We like to shelter our kids from reality for as long as possible, but the truth is there are just certain things we just can’t hide from them. You are their parent and that means talking to them about topics that may be a bit uncomfortable for you both to talk about so make it a learning experience. With that being said, let’s talk PANTS!
Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried. So what exactly does PANTS mean? Let’s break it down for you in a simple way that will help you teach your children:
P = Privates Are Private
Your pants cover up your private parts and nobody should ask to see or touch them. Sometimes a doctor, nurse, or family member may have to. But they should always explain why, and ask you if it’s okay first.
A = Always Remember Your Body Belongs To You
No one should ever make you do things that make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. If someone asks to see or tries to touch you underneath your pants say NO and tell someone you trust immediately!
N = No Means No
Remember you always have the right to say NO even to a family member or someone you love. You are in control of your body and the most important thing is how YOU feel! If you want to say NO you can!
T = Talk About Secrets That Upset You
There are good and bad secrets. Good secrets are things like surprise birthday parties and bad secrets make you feel worried and sad. So if you have a bad secret you should tell an adult right away.
S = Speak Up, Someone Can Help
Talk about stuff that makes you worried or upset. If you feel sad anxious or frightened you should talk to an adult that you trust. This doesn’t have to be a family member. It can be a teacher, friends parent, or you can contact the Childline at 0800 1111.
So get together and singalong with Pantosaurus above to get the conversation started.