A full talk on the topic of Child Abuse at the Convention 2017
2nd talk in the Saturday 11:00 am Symposium: Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil”
Saturday Morning: 11:00am to 11:45am
SYMPOSIUM: Build a House That Will Endure
(Talk 25) Be “Content With the Present Things” (Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 127:1, 2)
(Talk 26) Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil” (Romans 16:19; Psalm 127:3)
(Talk 27) Train Your Children in ‘the Way They Should Go’ (Proverbs 22:3, 6; Psalm 127:4, 5)
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No. 26 Let's build a house that holds (speech series)Protect our children from "what is bad"
[NOTE: This speech includes two videos. Follow the sketch carefully. Present the information in a positive and practical way for all families, including single-parent families, stepchildren and those in which not all serve Jehovah].
WE ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN (1 min.)
Children are a valuable inheritance and "an award" or reward [read Psalm 127: 3].
They deserve their parents to do everything they can to protect them.In the following video, let's look at what some parents say about the challenge of protecting children.
VIDEO (1 min.)
WE IDENTIFY POSSIBLE DANGERS (3 mins.)
Jehovah considers that abusing a child's physical, emotional, or sexual life is detestable.
Jehovah's Witnesses see the sexual abuse of minors as something absolutely disgusting.
Parents should do everything in their power to protect their children from potential dangers [read Proverbs 22: 3].
In most cases of child sexual abuse, the abuser is a person the child knows and trusts.
Although we do not distrust everyone, wise or wise parents are aware of the following situations that could be dangerous:
1) Someone is particularly attentive to our child by giving them gifts or offers to care for them in our absence without charge or want to plan activities away from home with the child alone.
2) Someone has too much physical contact with our child; You may overdo it in your show of affection towards the child, play with him to fight or tickle him where he should not.
3) A relative spends time alone with his younger siblings, stepchildren, cousins, nephews or grandchildren.
4) Our child has dealings with other people in places where we can not see him, such as the school bus, the back seat of a vehicle, other people's house where he sleeps, social gatherings, Secondary rooms and bathrooms of public places, or leisure areas such as playgrounds or swimming pools.
5) Our child uses the Internet or social networks without supervision.Parents should use discernment and wisdom to identify potential dangers and protect their children (Pr 24: 3).
WE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN WITH THE HELP OF DIVINE WISDOM (5 mins.)
Jehovah has given parents the responsibility to teach their children what the Bible says about proper sexual behavior (Eph. 6: 4).
Children, even if they are small, deserve parents who respect God to teach them the truth about sex, before they receive wrong information from the Internet, television, school or other children.
Talking with children about sexual matters can be difficult because of cultural background or parenting; But responsible Christian parents do so (w98 15/2 8-11).
Parents should take into account the age of their children when talking to them; It is better to have many short conversations, in which they are taught little by little, than to give them a "sermon" when they reach adolescence (Deut. 6: 7).
Parents should ask themselves, "Have I taught my children what signs of affection are appropriate, the importance of dressing modestly and that others should respect their privacy?"
"Would my children know what to do if someone wanted to teach them pornography, if an adult asked them to do something that Jehovah says is wrong or someone threatened because they do not want to keep a secret?"
Children should not be frightened, but they must be protected and taught to identify hazards (Ecclesiastes 7:12).
Children need to be helped to educate their conscience.
Many parents have been helped by the following information:
1) The video Become a friend of Jehovah: Protect your children can be the first step to teach children how to respond in the event that someone tries to touch them inappropriately.
In practice sessions, Caleb and Sophia learn to shout, "Do not do that! I'm going to tell my parents! "
2) Chapter 32 of the book Learn from the Grand Master uses words that children can easily understand.
For example, it says: "These parts of your body are intimate. [...] Do not let anyone play with your sexual organs. "
3) Articles such as: "How to talk about sex with your child", issue 5 of 2016 of Awake! "How to talk about sex with children", from The Watchtower on November 1, 2010 and "How to Protect Your Children" from Awake! Of October 2007.Let's see in the next video what some parents are doing to protect their children.
VIDEO (2 mins.)
THE PARENTS HAVE THE HELP OF JEHOVAH (2 mins.)
Jehovah protected his Son, Jesus, of grave perils during his childhood (Mt 2: 13-15).
We can be sure that our heavenly Father appreciates the efforts that parents also make to protect their children.
Jehovah will continue to help parents protect the valuable inheritance their children have received from "that which is evil" (Romans 16: 19b).Then, brother ____________________________ will present the last speech of the series "Let's Build a House That Holds", titled "Let's teach our children the way they should walk."
MUST BE PRESENTED IN 14 MINUTES