Dr Tim Hawkes, ambassador of the Fathering Project, educator and author sits down to discuss an incredibly important but often times, challenging topic of conversation; sexual consent.
As a father and father-figure, it’s your role to ensure your children are informed about issues regarding sexual consent and to have the conversation as often as possible to normalise the discussion about the topic.
Highlighting the current ongoing issue around teens and sexual assault, Tim says “We need to be outraged as fathers to the extent that we don’t allow these things to happen“.
Tim explains the importance of talking to your children and teens about the various ways consent can be conveyed, not only verbally but non-verbally. Understanding body language and non-verbal ques. What was once a ‘yes’, on one occasion, can be a ‘no’ on a different one, and that’s ok.
Tim has also written some great books, one including 10 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son.
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