This teacher nails teaching kids consent
Qasim Rashid Esq.
This cuteness notwithstanding, this teacher is brilliant. Here’s why.
She’s simultaneously teaching her kids about bodily autonomy, consent, & love of each other. It is crucial children understand that they manage their own bodies and no one has a right to them. Here, the teacher is helping the children understand it is their choice how they interact and engage with another person, especially an adult. And the kids are given options from a full bear hug, to a high five, to an elbow touch, to no touching at all. Moreover, she displays pictures of each option to help with communication.
I love this, and I would welcome if more schools spent time using these kinds of methods to teach kids about consent and respect for one another.