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From the moment you find yourself pregnant you are aware of all the dangers in the world and things you need to protect your children from. Then, as your children grow, you know that there are conversations you should be having, messages you need to pass across and things that children need to start being aware of.
The NSPCC have created a video to help children – and parents – Talk PANTS. It’s a campaign that teaches children important messages – their body belongs to them, their underwear covers their private parts and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried about anything.
The video encourages parents and children to singalong with Pantosaurus to get those sometimes difficult conversations started and to make sure children know what is right and wrong when it comes to their own bodies.
Every child is different and these conversations will come up at different times for each family but often, having small, brief conversations about these sorts of things regularly will help instil the messages in your child and make talking about the difficult things that much easier.
The NSPCC have also got handy guides, quizzes and more information on how to discuss different topics with your children – including a fun Pantosaurus quiz that includes the key messages as well as more fun questions like what colour are Pantosaurus’ pants!
I’ve been watching Pantosaurus with LP and Little Man and they think he’s hilarious – but, it has definitely got the message across. I think they’ll be singing about pants forever now!