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Sexual abuse may be number one on most parents' Fear Top 10 lists, but millions of children are living through pedophile-imposed nightmares right now. Are pedophiles really that mysterious? Is there really nothing you can do to keep your children safe? Sexual predators targeting children would love you to buy into that myth. Fortunately, these “monsters” are usually pretty predictable.
An Introduction To Child Sexual Abuse
All parents have powerful tools to protect their children from sexual abuse. Today, we will see how a pedophile chooses their victims, how abuse progresses, and what possible signs of child sexual abuse are. There are an awful lot of myths out there about sexual abuse, and it is important not to believe any of them.
I can give you great insights into pedophiles' strategies, and I can you a lot about how a potential or actual child victim may act too.
Today, I am a mother of two in my thirties. I finally took the step to go to therapy a few years back, was diagnosed with PTSD, and have done a lot of healing. No, I haven't forgiven my abuser and I have not forgiven those in my surroundings who must have seen but did not act either.
I'll illustrate each of the points we're going to discuss with a real-life example — parts of my own story — so you can move past theory and see what the process of grooming and victimization may look like. Details will always change, but child sexual predators are actually remarkably similar in the tactics they use.