TikTok Mom Shares How Easy It Is To Teach Kids Consent And Everyone Is Loving Her Lessons

by Rachel

One of the most essential life skills for kids to learn is consent. But, consent isn't just about what you do to others, it is about learning to set boundaries for what others can do to you.

As important as it is to teach kids to share and not to touch people when they do not want to be touched, it is also important to teach them to set boundaries for what they allow other people to do to them. It may sound complicated, but it will make the world of difference for helping a kid to set healthy boundaries.

This mom posts her strategies on TikTok and they are simple, easy, and the kids seem so happy!

Who is picking out the clothes?

Who is picking out the clothes?

Kid will? Okay!

Kid will? Okay!

Asking them lots of questions and giving them choices is key.

Asking them lots of questions and giving them choices is key.

Do they want help or do they want to do it themselves?

Do they want help or do they want to do it themselves?

And accept their answer!

And accept their answer!

Asking what you can do for them, rather than just doing it.

Asking what you can do for them, rather than just doing it.

And accepting their answer.

And accepting their answer.

This is the easiest way to model consent and healthy behaviours.

This is the easiest way to model consent and healthy behaviours.

Yes!

Yes!

And stopping tickling when they want (and actually stopping!!!)

This teaches them that it is okay to change your mind and revoke consent.

And stopping tickling when they want (and actually stopping!!!)

Even simple things like asking if you can hug them...

Even simple things like asking if you can hug them...

This teaches them at that they have bodily autonomy and that their opinions matter.

This teaches them at that they have bodily autonomy and that their opinions matter.

She even shares what to do when the kids can't do something themselves

She even shares what to do when the kids can't do something themselves

Keep them involved in the process

Keep them involved in the process

!! This is so important!!

!! This is so important!!

The simple method!

The simple method!

Everyone loved the methods shared!

There are more over on her profile, too.

Everyone loved the methods shared!
via: TikTok

This method removes some of the problems that are usually inadvertently taught: centring the child as the decision maker on themselves

This method removes some of the problems that are usually inadvertently taught: centring the child as the decision maker on themselves
via: TikTok

Giving them choices is key!

Giving them choices is key!
via: TikTok

Giving them choices on essential tasks is a great way for them to still be involved, and teach them consent, but still get it done!

Giving them choices on essential tasks is a great way for them to still be involved, and teach them consent, but still get it done!
via: TikTok

What do you think? Do you wish you had been taught about consent like this? Do you have any strategies? Share them in the comments below.

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