I think it’s not just good but important to teach kids about CONSENT. But is this taking that idea TOO FAR?
There’s an organization in Australia that works on teaching children about consent. And a representative from that group was just on TV in Australia and she said people should ask their baby for permission before they CHANGE THEIR DIAPER.
Now . . . I’m not sure how that works before the kid can talk, or before they really understand the concept of “yes” and “no” . . . but she says that’s not the point.
Quote, “Of course a baby’s not going to respond, ‘Yes mom, that’s awesome, I’d love to have my [diaper] changed.’ But if you leave a space and wait for body language and eye contact, then you’re letting that child know their response matters.”
She’s gotten a lot of heat on social media from people who think that advice is ridiculous, but she says she just wants to get out the message to children about their rights, and if it can help prevent a child from being abused, it’s worth it.
Full story: (Independent)