I was in the midst of working on a blog to share the cover to “Figs & Pomegranates & Special Cheeses” when I came across this very wise and practical advise.

I got caught up in watching it because I have so often found myself offended watching parents ordering their children to give someone a hug or kiss, even when body language says so clearly they don’t want to. It’s a scenario that says so clearly the child’s feelings don’t matter.

When they are older, we teach them to say “no” and expect to be heard when someone wants to touch them inappropriately, but earlier on we tend to train them against that very protection by teaching them their consent doesn’t matter.

So, please take the time to watch this, and share this. Four ways we teach children their consent doesn’t matter




Posted July 14, 2014 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

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  1. I have shared it on Facebook. I remember one time my father, drunk and disgusting, wanted my daughter to kiss him and I yelled NO. That brought up a very strong telefoneconversation between him and me – how angry I was at his playing poor old slobbering dad and using that to come close to us in disgusting ways. he ended up asking for forgiveness. Well. It was not that simple, but a step in right direction is always good.
    thanks a lot, Mona!
    warm hugs

  2. Great information!

  3. Sharing on Facebook. Thank!

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