Amy - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
Talking to my cousin the other day and she said at HOPE schools, they ask the kids [aged preschool / kindergarten ages] if they've been touched. The parents have raised questions as to why they are asking and how - once every month the teachers ask. Reason parents are getting upset: almost every kid is saying yes because their idea of touching is just a touch. Not anything sexual. Most just don't understand. So what should an appropriate action be? Should schools be asking these questions? If so, what wording should they use to help kids understand? Should we be explaining to curious minds what they're talking about? I'd hate for a child to not understand the question and if something IS wrong, not understand that they have an opportunity to tell about it.