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Protecting our Tweens and Teens

As our children grow they begin spending more time away from us. This is a normal and healthy part of growing up. So how does a parent protect their child but still encourage normal growth and independence during these tween years? The thought of someone potentially abusing our children is horrible. Especially when the statistics show that most abuse (over 90%) against children occurs by someone known and trusted by the family. As parents, we want our children to be safe. It is a struggle to balance safety while nurturing and adapting to their growing independence.
(Source Savvy Parents Safe Kids by Kim Estes) 
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