Help! My 12 year old stepson "touched" my 6 year old daughterSubmitted by crwfrdmndy on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 2:11pm
Help! My 12 year old stepson "touched" my 6 year old daughter..
Last night I walked into my daughterβs room to find a "surprised" 12 year old boy and my 6 year old daughter. I asked what they were doing, which he replied "cleaning". Call it mothers intuition, but I felt like something was wrong. I went to put my 6 year old daughter in the bath tub, and asked her what they were doing. She then informed me "we were playing that game where we get on our hands and knees" (at this point she was now demonstrating the action, which to be blunt was on all "fours". and proceeded to tell me he got "behind" her. I called my husband into another room, and told him what his son had done to our daughter. We asked the boy what he was doing, and he told us, and said he's done it to her before. His dad did talk to him further about inappropriate behavior, and will not be tolerated. We called stepson's mom over (which they have joint custody) and informed her, which she was also displeased. I don't know what to do at this point. Without getting all involved with the feelings side of this (anger, shocked, appalled etc.) I dont want to look at him, let alone talk to him, and DH says "we can not turn our back on him"..I know that is what i am suppose to feel but i do not. I don't know the next steps we should take should be besides counseling... I NEVER WANT THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN. Thanks for any advise.