Re: please help!!!!!!
This is a sticky situation Help- I feel for you.
You are absolutely right in the fact that kids do explore their bodies, they do experiment and they do lie to get out of trouble. BUT, at the same time, at 10 years old, your daughter is old enough to understand what is appropriate and what is not appropriate. She is certainly old enough to know that taking pictures of her privates is not acceptable, lying about her friend doing it is not acceptable, and making up a horrid story about being molested is not only unacceptable, but could lead to major consequences not only for her, but for anyone she chose to accuse of such a terrible thing.
I totally agree with the counselling. This way, if there are any emotional issues that need to be taken care of, they can be dealt with sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, kids these days are exposed to so much sex, violence, drugs- you name it way too early. It's everywhere. You can't even buy a video game without checking to see the rating and content. Kids know way too much, way too early and it gives them a false sense of what may or may not be appropriate behaviour when it comes to sex, drugs and violence. It's all been sensationalized and romanticized as if this is a good thing. No matter what kind of guidance you give them at home, you never know what they are hearing and seeing at school and at other children's homes.
I know you are mortified as we all would be if we were dealing with this, but just stay vigilant in your efforts to monitor what your daughter sees on t.v., the music she is listening to and also the friends she spends time with. Talk to her about these things openly, but in a manner that is appropriate and understandable for a 10 year old.
Please keep us posted. We are all here for you sweetie. Good Luck with this!
Last edited by ozzybug; 12-27-2006 at 04:20 PM.