Thoughts about facilitating growth and learning in two very precious girls
It's a nice one, isn't it? I am glad that I am not the only one paranoid about such things...
I agree. I am totally paranoid about it and I always dont agree with people who say that Anjali doesnt talk to strangers. I mean, why should she?
Yup, even I keep telling ananya that she need not talk to strangers or people whom she feels uncomfortable with...
there is a book on never talk to strangers that tells you who are the strangers. the strangers are big scary looking animals. I thought it drove home the point, though I dont completely agree with it
Strangers need not be big scary people, right unless they come from the child's perspective of being uncomfortable with people and they imagine them to be big and scary...anyways...there was this article or book that my mom was saying i must read - its about good touch and bad touch - to teach children on who can touch you and who cannot. I think that is another thing that i need to explain without scaring her. any ideas on that?
My mom hhas been teaching Anjali about how to wear underwear all the time and to keep herself covered and such, and I tend to dig.. I have some marginal worries about these things since she started school... So if she says, for instance that she likes the bus lady very much, I ask her things like, what do you and the bus lady do? what kind of games you play etc to see if there is an anamoly somewhere. But send me the thing about good touch or bad touch. I have a friend who used to work for child abuse in Pakistan, and he said that they came up with a pamphlet called meri hifazat. Maybe I should order it
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