Suspecting your partner of inappropriate sexual contact

Psychologist Alan Yellin, PhD, shares advice for parents on what to do if you suspect that your partner is having inappropriate sexual contact with your child and doesn't respect boundaries with a child
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Suspecting your partner of inappropriate sexual contact

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An inappropriate sexual relationship or a parent that doesn't respect the boundaries with a child, is something that needs to be addressed immediately. Often times, parents don't have the skills as to how to interview a child correctly on something so important. One of the things that I would suggest is that a parent immediately go to a pediatrician or a child psychologist and get some help in learning the questions to ask or bringing the child to the professional to find out, is this something that happened. It's possible that in the questioning, children think that you want a certain answer and will answer in a certain way. One of the things that we've learned about molestation over the years is how we word the questions and what we say is critical in getting accurate and correct information from the child.

Psychologist Alan Yellin, PhD, shares advice for parents on what to do if you suspect that your partner is having inappropriate sexual contact with your child and doesn't respect boundaries with a child

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Alan Yellin, PhD

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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