Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 26: Consent Education - As Easy As Talking About Shoe Laces and LegoApr 14, 2021
Talking about consent with kids has nothing to do with talking about sex.
In classrooms, I use two stories when talking to kids about consent. Listen to the podcast or watch the video for a demonstration on how easy it can be to talk about tieing shoelaces and playing Lego with someone as a way to explain consent topic like:
Making fundamental decisions not just about actions, consent is ongoing /continual mutual agreement regarding a shared experience. Important words are permission, respect, communication, pleasure, fun, enjoyment, generosity, reciprocity, mutual and enthusiastic just to name a few….