By: Jordana Horn
In a recent article on Today.com, Jordana Horn provides parents with suggestions for talking with teens about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that the Justice sexually assaulted her in high school. This nomination process has created a national conversation about whether behaviors during the teen years should then get a free pass in adulthood. As these national conversations are occurring, it is an important opportunity for parents to share their own values and opinions about boundaries and consent. In this article, Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a parenting expert, explains why behaviors during the teen years really do matter. She helps parents to understand how these early experiences help teens to take responsibility for their actions. Dr. Gilboa provides a wonderful four-step approach to talking about Dr. Ford and Justice Kavanaugh’s stories as a way to teach teens about consent and boundaries
- Ask your teen if they’ve heard of Brett Kavanaugh?
- If they have heard of him, ask them “What have you heard?” and what do you think about it.
- Ask your teen if something like this could happen this weekend with people from their school.
- Ask your teen how they might stop themselves from being in a similar situation.
For the full article, click here: https://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-teens-about-consent-boundaries-self-control-t137985