Thoughtful Parenting: Talking to your child about consent
Teaching our children about consent needs to be an ongoing conversation that evolves as your child grows.
To start, call private parts what they are — penis, vagina, butt. Using different words can make it taboo or confusing if there is a problem.
Talking about touch and consent can initially be intimidating and uncomfortable — take a breath and allow it to be a natural conversation. The most ideal time is when they are already naked, like in the bath.