MY NEW SHOW! INSIGHTS is all about sharing my reviews on all things abuse prevention and consent education. Join me today for a kid's book review! This week I'm reviewing the book 'Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect' by Jayneen Sanders, founder of Educate to Empower Publishing and other fantastic books like Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
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Here is the How To Create A Safety Network video: https://www.consentparenting.com/blog/how-to-create-a-safety-network-for-your-kids-and-why-it-s-so-important
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If you are experiencing school/daycare interruptions and are getting creative with childcare so you can continue to work, please note that this is one of THE MOST CRITICAL TIMES to also empower your kids.
Unfortunately, these changes in childcare can put kids at greater risk. BUT you don't have to panic. This is a time to educate and empower.
THIS WEEK ALL WEEK I'll be coming on LIVE to give you...
When it comes to finding ways to reinforce lessons about abuse prevention, you can definitely find GOLD in JK Rowlings Harry Potter series. I've been able to pull beautiful examples of consent, secrets and tricky people as well as many others.
I talk about those three in this video so you can get a sense of how to use them in the books that your kids are already reading. But I also give an example from media (Frozen) and how you can use those as well.
We want to know that our kids are truly understanding the lessons we teach about body safety, boundaries and consent. So getting affirmations coming FROM THEM is such a wonderful feeling.
It's a confirmation that they are 'getting it' and that they are becoming empowered!
There are many ways we can use everyday moments to teach and then reinforce abuse prevention education without it having to feel or be uncomfortable or anxiety-producing! The tools are all around us! You just have to start to see the world through consent!
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.
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.
*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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