This week Kristen & Talia get to pick the brain of Rosalia from Consent Parenting. She brings us on her journey to motherhood, and her three different births. We get to hear about how she managed depression during her third pregnancy, and her introduction to meditation. We dive deep into the culture we can create in our home of consent parenting and what this means. We get to hear about some ways we can discuss this with grandparents, as well as how to navigate some tricky things adults might say to kids when they show their affection differently than the adult was hoping. We ask for statistics on sexual abuse, and learn about the age children are now being introduced to pornography and why that matters. Rosalia was a wealth of information!
Your child doesn't OWE you any affection and you are NOT entitled to it from them. This doesn't mean you would deny them safety and affection. It's about modeling healthy relationships, and the most important and significant one is with you!
In this video, a continuation of last week's video- I talk about the HOW to approach teaching about body autonomy and asking for affection/giving affection.
I'd love to hear your thoughts after watching the video.
Your kids will INEVITABLY come across it, whether intentionally or not. The average age for kids (all genders) to come across it for the first time now is between 9 and 13.
So... When is the right time to have this conversation?
(And yes, you do need to have this conversation with ALL GENDERS.)
And your next questions is probably: "What do I have to say to my kid/child/tween to start"?
In today's video I'm going to give you the low down!
HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE!
Helping your kids stay safe online is a MUST in today’s digital world.
In this video I am reviewing the book Viral Parenting: A Guide To Setting Boundaries, Building Trust, and Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World by Mindy McKnight, YouTuber and Founder of Cute Girls Hairstyles.
We underestimate how important it is to teach our kids about how to stay safe online, but it matters now more than ever before. In this video I talk about how to help your kids STAY SAFE ONLINE!
Don't let the overwhelm of it stop you from giving your kids the right tools and information they need to:
- learn how to use the internet responsibly
- learn about leaving a digital fingerprint
- understand how to use social media in a mentally healthy way
- have a parent/child agreement that helps everyone stay safe and much more!
Leave a comment and let me know what you thought and any questions you have!
So you want to hug your child, but they don't want affection. Do you still hug them because you want them to feel that you love them- and deep down, you feel they're YOUR child, you have that right?
Today we're talking about parents who feel 'entitled' to give/receive affection from their child.
No one is entitled to their child's body and in this video I'm going to talk about why.
A few weeks ago I sat down with Elena Valle, the host of the Elena Out Loud podcast, to be interviewed for her 'survivor series'.
We talked about what parents can do to start shifting their parenting style to create consent culture in their homes and communities!
We also talked about recognizing rape culture and how we can all make changes to dismantle it.
Here is Elena's podcast episode!
When it comes to sexual abuse, stranger danger is a MYTH.
"Research shows that the greatest risk to children doesn't come from strangers, but from friends, family, and adults we know.
People who abuse children look and act just like everyone else.
In fact, they often go out of their way to appear trustworthy, seeking out settings where they can gain easy access to children such as sporting teams, faith centers, clubs, and schools.
Not to mention the new risk for online sexual abuse. We have to know where the red flags are and get ahead of them before trouble starts."
-Kimberly King, Author of I Said No!
This is what I'll be talking about in this video! I invite you to join me to learn more about how you can become more aware of what to look out for.
*Content Warning: Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault
The #MeToo movement has been a catalyst to where we are now- openly discussing rape culture and calling it out for what it is.
But what’s next?
We are at a tipping point and in order for us to move forward and being able to say #NeverAgain, we need to actively and PROactively take measures to create #consentculture. In this episode I talk about how we can do that- ALL of us!
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Teaching consent isn't just about teaching your kids that no one is allowed to touch them.
It's also about everyday situations.
It's ultimately about body autonomy/sovereignty!
So how can you teach your kids? By using every opportunity through everyday situations.
Check out this video where I give 3 examples of how I did just that!
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