You may have heard of "the latency period" and wondered what the latency period is and how long it should last? St. John Paul II referred to the latency period as the years of innocence. He also claimed that this stage spans into adolescence.
Everything in this culture wants to violate those years of innocence.The world around us seeks to destroy innocence by design. Advertisers, books, movies and social media attempt to sexualize children at a young age. Be encouraged, all is not lost if your child has been exposed to too much too soon, but there should be a level of sheltering and protection during this time of development.