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Child Sexual Abuse: Myths and Facts

Neetu Ralhan
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Child Sexual Abuse Myths and Facts

Child sexual abuse is not a new reality. It has always existed, albeit pushed under the carpet or hushed up. What we need to do as parents, is acknowledge that it exists, and perhaps within our own houses, and arm ourselves with the right information about it. Here, our blog debunks some myths on Child Sexual Abuse to make you more aware.


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Deepa

| Sep 08, 2015

Creating awareness.. everyone should read this blog..

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Dr Deepak Solanki

| Sep 07, 2015

Very well written 'truth',neetu. the most important thing as a parent is that one should be like a best friend to your child so that he/she can open their heart out to them.

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Sarita Khatri

| Sep 07, 2015

Thanx for sharing such a serious issue.. It's a eye opener.

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Samta

| Sep 07, 2015

Very informative... But please tell how should we teach them thus knowledge what is good and bad...

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Geetanjalii Sandiip

| Sep 07, 2015

Thanks for this blog.. very important information

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Naveena Maheswaran

| Aug 24, 2015

Useful information definitely helps parents and children

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Josef Kurkutiya

| Aug 24, 2015

Good One

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Ansshita Saxena

| Aug 24, 2015

*awaring

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Ansshita Saxena

| Aug 24, 2015

Thanks for awarding us more about this burning topic.

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Sarbani G

| Aug 22, 2015

Thank you neetu for this information..

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Neetu Ralhan

| Aug 17, 2015

Hi Sreelekha Please don't worry. I have seen that as a parent I usually worry about those things which I do not do anything about. . as in I hesitate to get involved and therefore the worrying never goes down. I suggest thatyou take positive steps to deal with this. And the first one is teach your children to take care of themselves. We cant be around them all the time therefore we need to speak with them and guide them gently to protect themselves. There are more blogs and parent talks on this issue on parentune. Please read the comments here parents have shared some useful tips to how to speak to your child about this. Please treat this as just another danger you need to protect your children from. . just like we teach them to protect themselves from injuries. . getting an electric shock etc. . take the first step and your instincts will guide you.

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Sreelekha N

| Aug 14, 2015

Thank u , nowadays im really worried how I'm going to take care of my two kids after reading :(

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Neetu Ralhan

| Aug 12, 2015

Dear Sartaz thank you for sharing your thoughts. I have experienced csa as a child so i know how it feels. Just like you i have been extra cautious all my life about protecting my child though he is a boy.

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Sartaz Ali

| Aug 12, 2015

Neetu, thank you very much for the information. Your previous blog says children of 1-3 years are subjected to abuse, but Let me reveal that when I was 13, I was abused (touched very inappropriately) by a stranger. I was so shaken that I could not speak to any one about it. I revealed it to my wife at 30 and my Mom still does not know about it. I was too scared n shy to tell this to my mom. The guilt, OMG, was so high. now I am a father of a boy and I will do anything to protect my child from such things.

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Sartaz Ali

| Aug 12, 2015

Dear Sister Aks, may I suggest u to install any kind of hidden surveillance system such as a pen or button camera, with out the knowledge of ur husband and brother in law. it might make things clear.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Aug 11, 2015

Hello Aks. It is normal for your husband to not believe what you told them as most people find it difficult to believe that a family member could do something like this. But as your baby is not in a position to protect herself/himself, it is your duty to protect them. Standing up for your child- it can be difficult and uncomfortable but it is not impossible. You just have to convince yourself that if you dont do it, your child may suffer lifelong emotional damage. Maybe your bil didnt mean harm, we dont know. But go by your motherly instinct. If something makes you uncomfortable, address it. If you cant confront your brother in law directly, give them hints that there are some things you dont appreciate. Take your child away from the scene. Do what you gotta do. It will give you peace of mind and your baby the protection that they need.

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Aks Huggi

| Aug 11, 2015

Thanks for such a good information... I noticed few stupid acts of my brother-in-law with my babe, when i noticed and complained to my husband, He did not believed me. I am really streesed and worried,how to make him understand?? please help..

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Swagata Bhattacharya

| Aug 11, 2015

Very informative. but how do I explain my 5 year old daughter about these abuses?. kindly give your inputs.

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Ashwwini Mute

| Aug 11, 2015

Very useful information.. Thank you.. Every parent must read it..

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Mansoora Rizvi

| Aug 03, 2015

Very Informative blog..

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Sanjana Dharam Kalani

| Jul 23, 2015

Very helpful. ..n nvr thught dat even women can abuse ..thnx for information

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Ajay Kumar Mandal

| Jul 07, 2015

Thanks for this useful information

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Kamalika Bhowmick

| Jul 07, 2015

Very helpful... I have two kids. My 5years old son goes to school. I taught him the facts of such abuses.. he's too small to understand... but somehow managed to taught him if someone else touch es ur certain areas.. first shout loudly.. don't panic.. tell me everything that happened... ur mom is with you always...

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Smita Bhagat

| Jul 07, 2015

Very informative. I had taught my daughter when she was five that if anyone touches you in certain areas you need to boldly come and tell me. And also told her not to retaliate if she is alone. This is the way I told my sons too.

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Kirti Mehrotra

| May 20, 2015

Nice article Neetu...

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Neetu Ralhan

| Feb 02, 2015

thank you friends for participating in this important discussion.

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aparna

| Jan 29, 2015

they say ignorance is bliss;well not always... so pls talk,share n care.

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aparna

| Jan 29, 2015

Neetu this is a very prevalent yet sadly least spoken of issue. wld like to commend your brave efforts in understanding and combating it

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puja malhotra

| Jan 25, 2015

Thanks a lot for sharing such information. We all know alot about it ,but most of the times we ignore the situations where it can happen

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Anurima

| Jan 20, 2015

Beautiful piece Neetu. It is simply written, very informative. It is indeed very important to make our children aware of such situations.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Jan 20, 2015

Thank you friends, appreciate your feedback and willingness to discuss this issue.

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Monika

| Jan 20, 2015

i have liked your series of blogs on child sexual abuse. very educative and important for all parents to know.

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Shilpa

| Jan 19, 2015

though very disturbing to reach, i think it is important to be aware of such things happening in our society.

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Ravina

| Jan 19, 2015

very good blog and very important for parents to know too. we assume our children are safe, and specially boys, but the reality is different

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Neetu Ralhan

| Jan 19, 2015

Thank you Sneha and Umabati. Do share within your community to help more parents understand the gravity of this situation.

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umabati

| Jan 19, 2015

very good information..

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Sneha

| Jan 16, 2015

eye opening blog. thanks Neetu Ralhan

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