A mother’s fight for justice for her daughter. This is Stephanie’s story of how she found out about her daughter’s gym teacher inappropriately touching her and her classmates on school grounds. It’s a story of anger, outrage and a relentless fight parents are taking on for their girls.
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Welcome to episode #15 of A Mom’s Life
On this episode:
-Stephanie explains why she’s sharing her story.
-The phone call she received from the police department.
-What was going through her mind.
-How she found out it was the gym teacher.
-How she found out it wasn’t solely her daughter.
-The meeting she and her husband had with the police.
-The videos they had to watch to identify their daughter.
-The surveillance video. The doorbell.
-Talking to her daughter about what happened.
-Why her daughter didn’t speak up.
-The overnight switch in her daughter’s demeanor.
-Who the teacher is, according to Stephanie.
-Katie has a connection to this gym teacher.
-The guilt she feels as a parent as a result of what happened.
-The advice she has for parents.
-How her daughter is now.
-The charges, the arrest, the trial, the verdict, the sentence.
-How the parents feel now.
-The petition for harsher sentencing
-The gym teacher’s response.
-The bond that her, her husband, and the other parents have created.
-The action they continue to take.
-Why you shouldn’t apologize for the way you parent.
-The final words she has for her daughter’s gym teacher.
-A minute with our Licensed Independent Social Worker:
-How to talk to your child about inappropriate touching?
-At what age do you begin?
-Should we apologize for the way we parent?
-Having open conversations with our kids.
-Signs that your child might have experienced something like this.
-The guilt parents feel.
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Next week, we unpack this issue even further.
A deeper dive into inappropriate relationships with children, touching, abuse.
We also hear from another local family impacted by this teacher and the fight to get Erin’s Law passed in Ohio.