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5 Ways To Teach Children About Sexual Abuse

Posted On: Jul 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

5 Ways To Teach Children About Sexual Abuse

I don't remember his name, and I can't picture his face. I don't even know how old he was, only that he towered over me. I can picture his lanky body and his curved, snakelike fingers.
My mom would take me and my sister to meetings. It was the '80s, she was a newly single mom, and she was trying to find herself, so there were a lot of meetings. I don't remember if this was Weight Watchers, a book club, or some kind of spiritual awakening/self-help type thing.
The grown-ups did their thing in the living room while the kids watched TV in the adjoining den - lots of kids playing, wrestling, piling up on each other while the TV blared.
He would tickle me. I must have been about 9 or 10 years old - not a little child, not a teenager. I was somewhere between. Had my breasts started budding? I was 10 when they did. It doesn't matter; he wasn't interested in that part of me.
He'd tickle me in the corner, between the beat-up green couches. He'd tickle my belly. I felt pinned down. And then his fingers would make...

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