Let Them Know About Good Touch Or Bad Touch

It is important for us to educate our kids about the various types of touch that they experience as a part of their safety. As a parent, we are always concerned and worried about them, but we can’t be with them all the time. So it is advisable that we should let them know about the experience they feel, the touch from an unknown or a stranger.
Small kids are quite innocent and hence they sometimes trust the stranger. So we should make our kids aware about the good and bad intention of the stranger. And it’s the parents who need to ensure that their kids understand the basic concept of self-preservation.

Good Touch:-

Some points we should notice while trying to explain Good touch to our child.

* Good touch gives a nice feeling and make one feel safe and protected

* Give them an example of a real-life situation like hugs, kisses by you or your spouse.

* Tell them that if they are feeling uncomfortable with anyone’s touch then they have the right to say them. It’s your body so you have a right to deny anyone to touch you

* Show them when they hold their friends or siblings while playing

Bad Touch –

Bad tough is a sign of bad intention of another person which lead the kids to feel unsafe, uncomfortable and insecure.

* Tell your kids that touch on the head or back is ok or acceptable but the touch on private parts like chest, buttocks and genitals is unacceptable

* A touch is a touch whether it happens with clothes on, that will also count.

* Make sure that they call out someone for help if they are feeling uncomfortable or unsafe in any situation

Always listen to them carefully when they want to talk or share anything with you, sometimes it happens they get scared to share if the abuser is a family member or friend.

So always be a good listener to your kids because your child depends on you for his/her safety and happiness.

Make them sure that they will not be punished or scolded by you whenever they want to share anything with you. It will give them more confidence.

Let me know how you handle your kids while sharing this with them so that we can learn more new ways to deal with our kids.

Happy Parenting

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145 thoughts on “Let Them Know About Good Touch Or Bad Touch”

  1. Telling our children about good touch and bad touch is very important. And even more important is letting them feel they can trust you and tell you everything. Really important post for parents of young children. Believe your kids and trust that they dotn make up stuff like abuse. #MyFriendAlexa #RitecontentReads

    1. That’s true ,we have let our kids feel scare free that they can talk to use freely and don’t get hesitate to talk

  2. Need of the hour to teach our kids about good and bad tough and let them understand the difference between the two. My gals are turning 4 this November and I am planning to start teaching them soon and will refer your pointers as I was not sure how and where to start it from. Thanks for penning this useful post, Priyal. #vartikasdiaryreading #myfriendalexa

  3. this is one of the most important topic these days… listening to kids is another great point. kids have a great 6th sense and hence they start crying. Many a times parents push their kids to say a hello to the stranger when the kid is clearly not comfortable. parenting needs a lot of listening n actions. glad u brought up this point. πŸ™‚

  4. This is such a sensitive topic but we need to teach our kids about it. We need to be friendly with them so that they can easily share thier feelings with us .

  5. This is a very important aspect to teach to children considering the environment we live in. Also to give a platform to the children to share things openly and communicate becomes imperative.

  6. These are some good tips to teach kids about “good touch and bad touch”. This is something, which I need to talk with my elder one who will turn 5 this November.

  7. Very important thing to know for all of us adults, not just as parents but as other people in children’s lives too. Takes a village to bring up a child, and these awareness need to exist amongst all adults equally
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  8. Thats very important topic that we have to talk to our kids. Its. sad truth that we feel thinned to educate them at an early age but its for their safety. As you said, we cannot be there with them all the time and they need to know when to call for help.

    1. True & sometimes it get difficult to make small kids understand because of the series of questions they ask to us regarding this, but then we have to manage the situation & let them know

  9. This is the need of the hour. The early the child is educated about the good and bad touch it’s better. My child would be 3 soon. He is aware of his private parts, he screams No if anyone touches him and run to say who did what to me or his father. Once he screamed No to one man who patted his bum on train. Informative one Priyal.

  10. That’s a very relevant topic and am glad you are spreading awareness on this. My kid learnt this in his school and the teachers have explained it wonderfully. As a parent now its our duty to discuss this at home too.

  11. This post is need of the hour! It is crucial to include these in every household irrespective of any gender kid πŸ™‚ It is time we teach the future kids to be safe by any bad situation πŸ™‚ It is at times difficult to make them understand.
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  12. This is such an important and relevant topic. Educating our kids about good and bad touch is crucial in this age and time. Not only just parents but as responsible adults, it is our moral duty.

  13. A very good post. I have been thinking on talking to my kid about this matter. I am surely going to keep these points in mind mind while explaining him.

  14. It’s never early to teach our kids about good touch and bad touch. My son is going to be 3 years old soon and this post would definitely be helpful for me to explain him about the same. Thanks for sharing this.#MyFriendAlexa #CloudandSunshineReads

  15. This is such an important part of raising children, I am glad that this topic today is far more openly discussed with them. Even schools have sessions for children from class 4-5 regarding good and bad touch.

  16. I think it’s very important to make kids understand what is good and bad touch, self awareness is important #millennialscribbler

  17. This is must and I liked that you wrote about this topic. A few years ago, this topic is not discussed by the parents. But in this modern time, the information should not be avoided and this is the parent’s duty to teach about the good and bad touch.

  18. It’s not optional to teach our children the difference between good and bad touch. You want safety and security of your child, teach him/her.

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  19. Absolutely important to tell kids the difference between good and bad touch and also the way they should respond in such situations
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  20. This topic has been playing on my mind ever since my son started school. You have approached and presented it very well.

  21. So true, the need of the hour. I am struggling to teach my five-year-old about safety and understanding the different touch. We live in such troubled times! Thanks for the post! #thatchedroofreads #MyFriendAlexa

  22. This is really important to teach them about this and I am glad you have written this the best way!!

  23. An extremely important topic that needs to be discussed as often as possible. If child abuse had not been brushed under the carpet over the years, it would not have reached epidemic proportions now.

  24. Very important post for all Parents

    It’s very necessary in current society to understand the difference between good nd bad touch

    Much appreciated

  25. I today’s time it is actually very important to tell kids about this topic. with growing cases of crimes against children it is a must. Thanks for these pointers it will help me in teaching the same to my kid.

  26. Telling our children about good touch and bad touch is essential. And what is even more important is that they understand they can trust you and tell you everything without being judged or scolded. This is a very important post for parents of young children. #MyFriendAlexa #arushireads

  27. This is called something worth reading and something that should be discussed in each family. It is high time parents discuss it with their children for their safety. 1000 likes for this!

  28. This is such an important topic you touched upon. I have been teaching my 2.5 year old too about good and bad touch and he now knows (atleast i think) about it.

  29. I too explain to my children about good and bad touch, it is important for us to teach them and also teach them how to react in such situations.

  30. This is a very important topic to talk and explain to kids.you cannot trust anyone ! I have also started telling my son about it along with stranger danger. I told him Little Red Riding hood story to explain about stranger danger.

  31. That is a good summary of points about good touch and bad touch that our children need to be taught. Sometimes the abuser id a very close relative and as you say children feel awkward or simply do not have the courage to speak up. It is also important to warn children that they have to be on their guard with even close relatives.

  32. Thank you so much for sharing. I have a 22 months old son. He is now starting to go out and play on his own. It is really important to teach him about touch. Thanks for this short , informative nad Crisp post

  33. A very important, informative post. It’s need of the hour to teach our kids for their own safety be it a boy or a girl. We as a parent need to be interactive and cautious with our kids so they feel free to share. Nice post.

  34. One of the most important topics in today day and world. We never had this talk with our parents but its impt that we make sure kids today know the difference between touches. The world now is much more dan gerous thanit was when we were growing up πŸ™
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  35. very well written post. short and crisp, to the point. very succinctly, you have captured the essence of the topic which is so crucial and sensitive. the earliest a child is made aware of good vs bad touch, the better we can safeguard children against this ill. every stakeholder has a role to play in ensuring that this awareness if delivered to the child timely. thanks for writing about such an important and relevant issue.

  36. I am so glad you chose to write on this Priyal, it is the need of the hour at the moment to apprise our kids of the same

  37. This is very important for every parent to know that they have to teach this to their kids. Informative and to the point. Thanks for sharing this post!

  38. THIS IS A VERY RELEVANT POST IN THE CURRENT SCENARIO. BUT I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO TRY NOT TO GO OVERBOARD SO THAT OUR KIDS DON’T CONFUSE WITH FRIENDLY TOUCH AND GO COMPLAINING AGAINST AN INNOCENT. THERE IS A THIN LINE

  39. In today’s world its crucial to teach our children about good Touch n bad touch ; and be a true friend so that they can open their heart to us.very aptly summed

  40. This Good-Touch Bad-Touch should be a clarion call to all parents, boy or girl . You have described it so well. #wordsmithkaurreads #BlogChatter #MyFriendAlexa

  41. Such a timely post for me. My kids are 3 and I was thinking to start counseling them on this topic. Bookmarking it for my reference

  42. Indian parents have ignored this since long but we need to teach the kids more now than ever. Though there’s a think line and its up to the parents to make it clear to the kids. Thanks for writing. #ReadByPRB

  43. This is so so so crucial!
    It is kind of sad that we have to start teaching these things to kids at an early age, speaks a lot about the world we live in. But as the saying is, precaution is better than cure.

  44. True, it’s essential to teach our kids from an early age to distinguish between a good touch and a bad touch. With growing incidents in schools, neighbourhoods, etc, it’s imperative now.

  45. Thanks a bunch for this informative post. I do this all the time, explaining to my sons the difference between a good and a bad touch. It’s so important for them to know it.

    #myepicareads #MyFriendAlexa

  46. Such an informative post and need of an hour too, and i agree it is very important to teach our kids about good touch bad touch theory since at an early age, this knowledge will help them a lot to figure out the difficult and unwanted consequences. #Myfriendalexa #Surbhireads

  47. Good touch and bad touch is necessary to talk about and teach children about it. My kiddo has already started learning about it from the school at such an early age. However, it is important to keep talking about it time and again.

  48. Congratulations on your post being selected as a top post on IndiBlogger! Unfortunately, we live in a time where the most vulnerable get preyed on. Hence, it’s all the more important that children know the difference between good touch and bad touch even from a very, young age. That’s one of the best ways we can save them from being abused. Great post, Priyal!

  49. Very very important to let our kids know about good touch and bad touch ,where it feels good to know that some schools are taking initiative towards this education,but at the same time it fills me with anger that from last 4-5 years (or more) school kids have come out as a major victims.Thanks for mentioning this sensitive yet extremely important topic!

  50. I have two kids. I taught my elder one about this whole concept of Good touch, Bad touch when she was just 3.5 years old. And I am yet to teach my younger one now. However, I feel this thing is really important for every child. Things have changed now. It is hard to trust anyone.

  51. yes, this is so important in today’s times not just to keep them safe but to also make them aware that people may not be liking the way we behave with them. As in when a child grows they should also be aware of how to touch someone. I hope I am making sense here…

  52. Such a relevant topic. The knowledge of Good Touch and Bad Touch among kids has become a necessity. As a mother, I was a little perplexed about how to introduce this topic to my kids. For both my kids, it was the school who introduced the topic and we as parents were given an orientation on how to talk with kids further on one to one basis at Home. Kindergarten is the perfect time to let the children know about different types of touches. And YEs, talking helps…even the silliest question related to this topic should be listened and answered to.
    Very well written. Thank you for writing it πŸ™‚

    #readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa

  53. This is a well written article and I’m glad parents are talking about this with their kids especially at a time when children are exposed to many more strangers than days of old! Good going !

  54. Absolutely important for kids to know the difference in these two. Anyone crosses the line is a red flag…that’s what I have taught my kid.

  55. Extremely useful post – the need of the hour today! It is so important to teach little children about good touch and bad touch – the challenge is how to do it without scaring them. Your tips are extremely useful. Keep writing such informative posts! Thank you! #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter #MyFriendAlexa

  56. Need of the hour topic in today’s scenario. It has become very important to tell your children about good and bad touch as soon as possible. Even as early as preschoolers they are the most vulnerable.

  57. Can’t agree more .. i think every parent needs to teach the kids specially the young girls to differentiate between the good touch and the bad one this post is super insightful

  58. Hi Priyal !
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. Knowledge about Good n bad touch is really necessary for young children. We usually conduct an orientation every year to make the children aware about it in school. #journeysays

  59. A very important topic to discus with kids without fail, you have given very easy to follow tips and information. With children being sent to schools quite early, one needs to keep them safe, teaching them good touch and bad touch and how to handle strangers is a necessity

  60. I read the title of your post twice, and had goosebumps. This is what we need now very badly. I am unmarried but I have a niece of mine. She is only 6 years old and studying in school. I am worried about her. Ur post is a very useful article. Thank you.

  61. It is very important to listen to your child carefully without interrupting. They may alter their stories fearing our judgements. It is always good to teach them things early at home and make them understand.

  62. I totally agree. Its the need of the hour. Parents are the ones who should discuss this with young kids. The earlier they know the better it is for them. Nice important post.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia #MyFriendAlexa

  63. Very well written. Whether it is a boy or a girl, they should be made aware that their body is their own. No one has the right to touch it.

  64. Howdy! This article could not be written any better!
    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this
    post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read.
    I appreciate you for sharing!

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