I have a question that I was hoping I could get some help with. I have been self-injuring off and on for the past three years, and am working on the problem in counseling. One problem that came up for me, which I asked my therapist about, was this: how does a person explain such behavior to young children? I don’t have any children now, but what if I decide to someday? They are bound to see what I have done to myself at some point, no matter how hard I try and hide it. How will I explain the scars without lying or planting the idea of self-injury in to their heads? I was just wondering if anyone would be able to help me with this? For some reason, it has really been on my mind a lot lately.