Just because Tonette sent me an email saying that she started blogging after reading my blog a few months ago. It tickles me pink because I have not even celebrated my first year anniversary in the blogging world and yet I have touched someone; inspired her to blog even. Now she is Cool Mom An2nette.
Her blog shares her life as a 'floor director' in Germany, after working in different educational institutions in the Philippines. She is a cool mom and a 'cooler' grandma. And she lives in the Black Forest, yum :D
Tonette, I hope you are enjoying blogging.
And I am inspired just because of another email:
Rüdiger Schilling has left a new comment on your post "Preventive Program on Sexual Assault for Small Chi...":It was not easy translating his program in English as the subject is very sensitive; but I guess my work was a success if this email from the innovator himself would attest. I did say I would email him, and yes, I would. After posting this :)
the innovator of "Ich bin doch kein Heini!?" ist speaking.
I found this blogg today and I´m positive surprised to find my programm in english language - great! Thank´s to raqgold! Where did you have seen my programm? Did I shown it or were it my teached policemen?
For you all: If some need further informations, please visit www.behaupte-dich.de or contact me with an e-mail email@example.com.
And don´t forget, I train the children in possible reactions if they are alone, if they are accosted (? - excuse my bad english) out of a car one the way to school or if they were contact on a playground. Thereby we think about strangers. But more dangerous are the familiar persons, persons who know the childs and their familiy. Most of sexual offendings are in the so called "sozialer Nahraum" (translation can be: room of social nearness) an means all the personens on bowing terms up to the affiliation. In Germany we assume over 80 % of sexual offenders are not strange.
Recapitulating: Don´t be affraid! The sexual offending declining. Work with your kids, train the questions about feeling and be a pattern. So you can nurture a confident child - the premise is: you have to be confident for yourself.
Greetings and have a lot of fun with your children!
Rüdiger Schilling and Heini