uh-PARENT-ly Ep. 18 | Teaching consent: How to help our young people avoid sexual assault

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement. And in light of the recent Senate hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos are wondering what to tell their children about consent and assault.

Nicole Cushman is the executive director of Answer, an award-winning, national organization, providing sexuality education to millions of people every year. She talks about teaching our daughters and sons respect, and she offers resources like Amaze.orgSexetc.org and www.scarleteen.com.

uh-PARENT-ly you can talk about consent much earlier and frame it in the context your kids can understand.  Check out what this third-grade teacher in Los Angeles did with her class to begin talking about consent, tone and body language.

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