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How to talk to your son about consent, boundaries and #MeToo

July 30, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Dr. Elizabeth Robinson always told her four sons to wear their coats even when they didn’t want to, to clear their plates when they insisted they weren’t hungry, to wear something to school that wasn’t pajamas.

But Robinson, whose kids are now ages 16 to 22, has changed her parenting philosophies over the years. Now, the pediatrician tells the parents of her patients not to force a kid to eat when they’re not hungry. Let ’em wear those worn PJs to school, as hard as it may be. It’s about teaching kids to listen to their own bodies — bodies they should learn they have control over from a young age.

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