By: Carolina Pichardo
It’s a very frightening moment. Your child confesses to you that someone’s been “touching” them.
You begin to think the most horrible things, that Manhattan’s Peak post, plus your story, and before you know it…
You just don’t know what to think.
Fortunately for me, my daughter’s story was about someone from a school program that was pulling and touching her ear.
She said she just didn’t like it, which was enough for me to put a stop to it.
With the help of some school officials, I spoke to the young man responsible, he understood and my daughter felt safe again.
But that didn’t help me with the sense of uncertainty and confusion that remained.
As a mom, the fear stills lingers.
Was I doing enough?
Is there more I could do to protect her?
What if it happens again?
With recent allegations against a daycare worker in Las Vegas, and the child-molesting how-to book that Amazon pulled down almost a month ago…
I guess I can only try to keep her safe, and hope that she’ll continue to trust and tell me—whether it’s someone pulling her ear or something much worse.