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4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn’t Matter

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When we talk about consent, we’re usually talking about adults. But where do we think these adults learned their understanding of consent?

Children are constantly absorbing lessons that they will carry throughout their lives, and it’s important for parents and guardians to make sure they prioritize teaching consent.

But many parents teach their kids harmful ideas about consent without even realizing.

Check out this video to see feminist parent Paige Lucas-Stannard explain four common parenting tactics that could be causing some very harmful behaviors in adults.



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Paige Lucas-Stannard is a former NASA research librarian happy to be home raising her 3 IVF babies after nearly a decade of infertility. She blogs about infertility, parenting, and women’s issues at Baby Dust Diaries as well as being the founder of the gentle discipline site ParentingGently.com and co-founder of the breastfeeding rights site NursingFreedom.org. She likes to cook and sew and has, in general, become her mother. Happily. Follow her on Twitter @babydust. Read her articles here.