As I wanted to write my thoughts about the amazing book Consent For Children - Limits, Respect and Mastery of Yourself published by Kaktos Publications, I saw a very nice presentation of the book on Facebook, specifically on the E is reading page, so I'm quoting it as is:
<Okay. I can't think of anything more educational and necessary for ALL children, especially in this day and age, than giving their consent to what concerns their bodies and their lives.
So one of the most important books from what we have presented is the book "Consent (for children)", published by Cactus, which I would definitely like to have read to my children at a young age. And no, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that even a kiss from grandma, if it's not by their will at that moment, is not acceptable. And they should know that (obviously the kiss from grandma isn't the problem but when you're trying to read the book to a 3-year-old it's not a bad idea to use that as an example - it's hard to go much further than that).
The book deals with the limits we should set for ourselves and our bodies, the wants and don'ts we have the right to say, the nos but also the consent to what we want to happen, but also the our obligation to accept the other's wish in every case concerning his own body.
We started reading it with Irini (although the book is aimed at children from 5 years old) and immediately her first questions arose such as "what are boundaries", "why shouldn't we say yes to kisses if we don't want to" and "what does it mean?" I feel safe with others".
I highly recommend it... >
It is one of the books that give us the impetus to have beautiful and meaningful conversations with children and for them to receive important messages without feeling that we are pointing the finger at them!