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33. Teaching Children about Consent The Puberty Prof

    • Parenting

How can we teach children about consent during their younger years? Listen to this episode to find out in which the Puberty Prof talks with Lauren K. Carlson about simple concepts supporting consent for people of all ages. A victim of sexual assault herself, Lauren understands the importance of supporting all children, including the “child inside,” as well as providing them a voice. In addition, she recommends how adults can support victims when told that inappropriate behaviors occurred, including adults saying: “I believe you,” “It wasn’t your fault, and “You didn’t deserve it.” ****







****If listening to this episode reminds you of past trauma, please reach out to a support person, including a local counselor. Also consider going to the RAINN website at https://www.rainn.org.







Lauren is the mother of three children and author of the Consent for Kids book series and children’s book, My Body is My Own. To learn more about Lauren, including her books, go to her website titled Imperfectly Bold.







Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help you start and continue conversations, including those about consent. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.







Another resource that provides you with more information for what questions children might ask is the book Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty . This book is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, the B.R.A.G. Medallion Medal, and the Wishing Shelf Bronze Award.



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How can we teach children about consent during their younger years? Listen to this episode to find out in which the Puberty Prof talks with Lauren K. Carlson about simple concepts supporting consent for people of all ages. A victim of sexual assault herself, Lauren understands the importance of supporting all children, including the “child inside,” as well as providing them a voice. In addition, she recommends how adults can support victims when told that inappropriate behaviors occurred, including adults saying: “I believe you,” “It wasn’t your fault, and “You didn’t deserve it.” ****







****If listening to this episode reminds you of past trauma, please reach out to a support person, including a local counselor. Also consider going to the RAINN website at https://www.rainn.org.







Lauren is the mother of three children and author of the Consent for Kids book series and children’s book, My Body is My Own. To learn more about Lauren, including her books, go to her website titled Imperfectly Bold.







Remember to check out the TALK Puberty app to help you start and continue conversations, including those about consent. This app allows you to go over specific topics at your own speed and comfort level. Sections include: Basic Questions About Puberty, Questions About Most Girls, Questions About Most Boys, Other Questions Children Often Ask, and Open-Ended Questions.







Another resource that provides you with more information for what questions children might ask is the book Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty . This book is the recipient of the Mom’s Choice Gold Award, the B.R.A.G. Medallion Medal, and the Wishing Shelf Bronze Award.



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