Consent is a very unexplored area in parenting in a lot of cases, and since it is a cultural moment in the news and media lately, we wanted to touch on this topic this week. Where can we seek more consent with our children?

We are breaking this episode down into three areas.

1) Physical consent. This is one that culture is talking a lot about lately. Should kids be required to show physical affection for people if they don’t want to? Should kids be forced to say things like “I’m Sorry,” “Please,” “Thank you,” or even, “I love you?”

2) When can we seek more consent with our children? Should you expect your kids to share their toys with other children, or should you require it?

3) What are the gray areas? We ran out of time to touch on this one, so make sure to listen next week for Consent Part 2!

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