Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Shattered

I think there is no more of a heinous crime than to shatter the innocence of a child.

AV was put on a "behavior plan" at her after-school care place. She's been talking sex with the other kids and a few parents complained. I don't blame them - I'd be furious if my 8-9 year old was learning about sex from some other kid.

But this is a big issue for AV. She was forced into her knowledge way too early and that dormant period of childhood is lost, never to be regained. She has all this knowledge and no idea of social mores. We've had to establish the rule "sex is for grown-up and talking about sex is only to be done with a trusted grown-up".

I am so mad on her behalf that she would ever have been harmed in this way.

2 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Oh, my gosh! So sorry for AV! As you said, you can't blame the other parents, but I do hope that they can have some understanding for the situation.

I'm angry along with you, on AV's behalf. How totally unfair the world has been to her.

Anonymous said...

You have been pretty quiet lately! New life as a Mom keeping you busy. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you today!
Jenn