[Parenting gently presents
Transforming parenting with respect & compassion
Finding more joy
Gentle parenting answers with Paige]
We all want our kids to learn about consent. We want them to know that no means no, and only an enthusiastic yes means yes as they grow older and get into sexual relationships. But I think one of the things we might be missing is that we’ve been undermining the idea of consent since they were very young, and so even when we get to the point of explicitly teaching them about it, it’s really not that, that strong of a teaching because all of our other interactions with them have possibly undermined the idea of consent.
So I’d like to talk about four ways that parents sometimes teach kids that consent does not matter.
[How parents teach kids that consent doesn’t matter #1:
Tickling and Roughouse Play]
It’s from this video, if you’d rather watch the video than read the transcript: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDSu2tyxmKE