Treasuring Mothers
Treasuring Mothers
Ep 44 Protecting our Children's Innocence

Protecting our Children’s Innocence

Kathleen Cooke and the Scattered Generation
Kathleen Cooke is more than just a media analyst from Hollywood. She’s also an actor, producer and author.

In her research, Kathleen Cooke comes across some very valuable resources. So see below for book details to help with protecting our children’s innocence.

During the interview, Kathleen also explains some useful tips to keep your children safe.

GUEST: Kathleen Cooke, author of Hope4Today, and co-founder of the Influence Lab
HOST: Jenny Baxter

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” Jesus Christ

Matthew 10:16

Show Notes – Protecting our Children’s Innocence

Tip # 1. Detective Obbema encourages parents to be vigilant at all times. In the US*, 93% of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by people known to the victims. Also, 68% of perpetrators are family members. (In Australia*, the figures are not quite so high. That is, 60% and 26% respectively.)

Tip #2. Fear is what keeps kids silent. So this tip is to create time for kids to discuss these topics. While they can be awkward conversations, they might be what makes all the difference.

Tip # 3. Use those fears to help children understand why these things are happening. Let them know it is a scary thing. But we also need to teach our children the appropriate language to communicate their concerns. This underlines again why it’s important to create a great place where children can communicate their concerns safely.

*References: Protecting Our Children’s Innocence

  1. Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Statistics (USA)
  2. Position Paper, (Australia)

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