Rosalia Rivera is a Consent Educator, Sexual Literacy Advocate, Speaker, change agent, founder of CONSENTparenting, host of the AboutCONSENT Podcast, creatrix of CONSENTwear and child sexual abuse survivor turned thriver.
In this episode we talk about body boundaries, safe people and safety networks, how to respond to a child who comes to you with information that they may be ashamed to talk with you about, body exploration, giving your kids ownership over their bodies and their decisions and so much more.
This episode is perhaps the most important episode I’ve recorded yet. I am so happy to get this information in the hands of more parents and those helping raise kids! Please share it with anyone who you think may benefit from it and reach out to Rosalia on instagram to give her a thank you for this work she’s doing!
Photo Cred: Katelyn Malo
What we talked about:
3:35- Introduction to Rosalia Rivera and how she got into the work that she does
11:20- The first steps in teaching kids about body awareness and body safety
14:45- How to respond to a child if they come to you with the information that they have been sexually abused
19:15- How to remove a person from a child’s life without the child feeling betrayed for having spoken up
21:35- What a safety network is and how to implement it in your family
26:20- How to handle doctor’s visits, coaches and other people of power in the child’s life and how to empower kids with consent letters
33:10- The importance of giving your child independence for self development
40:10- Teaching kids about self exploration with their body parts
48:10- The difference between being overprotective and proactive
53:45- End of podcast questions
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