Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

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Private parts are not all that is off-limits


If we want our kids to grow up to be healthy, autonomous, independent, self-reliant adults, we cannot teach them through fear, guilt, self-doubt, or shame


Shayna Goldberg

Are my children safe? Are they at risk for abuse? Are they vulnerable? Can something like this happen to them too?

We would like to believe that we have educated our children to beware strangers. To be cautious around people that are suspicious. And to certainly never let anyone see or touch their private places.

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