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Sex Abuse - How to identify and talk to your child?

Mar 09, 2021, 2:26 pm - 3:35 pm

Learn how to talk to a child about sex abuse from Child Psychologist Kumkum Jagadish.

Kumkum Jagadish, Clinical psychologist

Kumkum Jagadish is a Psychologist and Counsellor and specialises in counseling, parenting and life skills development. She has been conducting various sessions on areas like self-awareness, parenting and life skills development to name a few. 

 

| Mar 09, 2021

My girl child is 8 years old. When she was 5 we had a male helper at home to help my husband with office work. He used to take her along to another room saying he will play with her and I can carry on with my household work.. once I caught him kissing on her lips. We threw him out immediately. I have no idea what else he did to her and since how long he was doing this. I also could not muster the strength to ask these questions from her since she was a small child at that time. She gets scared when she watches men be it known to us or strangers. I am also scared to leave her alone. It's been three years still I am unable to overcome this and have this guilt feeling inside. How do I help myself and then her in healing ourselves?

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| Mar 09, 2021

My son is 7 years old . I have seen him masturbating while playing games on phone. I really wonder how did he learn this act and is it okay if he continues with it? What is the likelihood that he was abused as a child and that's why he knows about this. We were in a joint family set up few years back and a distant male relative stayed with us for quite sometime. Could this be the reason for such a small child to be doing this? What should be our role now as parents in managing this? Please guide I am quite worried.

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| Mar 09, 2021

My daughter who has recently turned 8 years old is nowadays getting intrigued when she sees a couple touching each other. My brother-in- law recently got married and he and his wife sometimes indulge in PDA. My daughter also asks me questions such as " why do they kiss each other like this, or touch each other often"? What would be the best answer to these questions as I can't tell my brother-in- law to do this in privacy and not in front of a child .

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| Mar 09, 2021

Ma'am please guide me about the signs of sexual abuse and also what impact it can have on the child? My daughter is 4 years old and I have seen regression in her Language as well as changes in her behaviour such as getting startled on opening of a door, or getting uncomfortable when someone touches her. Could these changes be there due to sexual abuse??

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| Mar 09, 2021

My son is 15 years old. I do not approve of the language he has been using lately with his friends while talking to them on phone. I have on few occasions read their messages on girls as well. For instance- this girl is hot and attractive. And how to woo her. Asking each other for tips. I have not discussed this with him as I don't want to disclose that i have been checking his messages and I don't want him to hide things from me. Please suggest how to explain this to him.

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| Mar 09, 2021

My daughter is 12 years old now. She keeps on talking about her looks, her complexion, her skin glow n how can she improve on those .She does rigorous exercises everyday and is literally starving herself to lose weight. I do not understand why is she getting so obsessed with her appearance. Is this normal? What can be done to make her go easy on herself?

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| Mar 09, 2021

Thank you for joining this PLUS Live. Pls ask your questions.

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| Mar 09, 2021

Hello Doctor!

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