Are You Paranoid About Child Molestation?
"I am not paranoid, I am just overcautious" you might be saying. But is that truly so? Read on and make your own assessment. You could be at more risk than you suspect.
Paranoia Is Unhealthy
The last thing you want to do is live in paranoia, or have your child live in paranoia. This is no way to live, and can only cause more harm than good. If you are constantly mentally questioning people, friends, family, viewing them all suspiciously, then this is going to cause many problems, not only for you, but them.
They will eventually get the feeling they are being watched and however innocent they are, and most are, you will see your friends and close ones slowly drift out of your life. So you need to be balanced. You may also see your health deteriorate from the stress and mental anguish.
Do Not Suspect Everyone Of Being A Molester
There are people who are so paranoid about child sexual abuse, they will suspect every thing everyone does.
The showing of affection, a father cuddling his daughter, a hand on the leg of a daughter, a family walking into the bathroom whilst someone is in there (many families have no problems with this as there is nothing sexual about it).
Looking and thinking someone looked funny, or assuming someone looks like a pedophile. Little things that people do very innocently, (eg perhaps kissing their child on the lips, a common practice amongst families) are construed by the paranoid mind. The questioning of everyone's actions and motives.
Many families show affection to one another even in public, should they be in fear that you suspect them of molesting their kids?
The Other Side of The Coin
Everyone to them, is a potential sex offender. These people themselves need help, as they can cause untold damage to the people they suspect. It is also extremely unhealthy for the person. Mental, emotional, and physical problems will manifest themselves. Eventually they will be unable to live a normal, happy life. You do not want to go down this road yourself.
Too, the very child or children you are trying to protect will suffer immensely because of this paranoid attitude. Do not think for a minute that it is better to be paranoid. A mentally unstable child is the likely result if you see pedophiles and child molesters in everyone.
Damaging To Others
When the paranoid people involve others in their delusional suspicions, it becomes gossip of the most damaging sort. If that conversation ever got repeated to the person involved or another, it would more than likely cause them great emotional stress.
Think about how they would feel and what their reaction may be. How would you feel if someone suspected you of child molestation and you were innocent?
In fact there are probably some things you do, that someone could question, however innocent.
False accusations can be the result of such an over vigilant person. This can sully a persons reputation and cause them serious problems. In the end it could cause the accuser problems as well, perhaps be up on chargers for slander or defamation.
Balance is Necessary
Balance is the key.
Vigilance and observation with common sense. Remember not everyone is a child molester.
By doing this you will live a more peaceful, happy, healthy and fulfilling life.