Handling Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Early Childhood Settings

Rae Pica with Pat Beck, Kevin Alderson, Meg Meeker

Increasingly, early childhood professionals are being confronted with inappropriate sexual behaviors by the children in their care. We’re seeing young children mimicking sexual acts, touching each other’s body parts, and displaying sexual curiosity far beyond their age. What is normal? What is not? What’s developmentally appropriate? How should parents and early childhood professionals best handle these behaviors?

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Pat Beck is an adult educator for early childhood professionals at Child Care Solutions. Kevin Alderson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Calgary in 1978, followed by a Masters degree in clinical, school and community psychology in 1984. University of Calgary. Dr. Meg Meeker, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Member of National Advisory Board Medical Institute and author of STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS: Ten Secrets Every Father Should Know.
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