I need feminism because growing up I heard a lot about "safety" and "modesty" but nothing about consent. [click on this image for a brief analysis and remix about rape culture and the recent proliferation of rape jokes on prime time television]
Talk PANTS and help keep your child safe from abuse. You have to be careful with everyone especially those people close to you. Kids are more vulnerable with people they feel comfortable with! Scary but necessary to talk to your child about starting at 3-4yrs.
Yes! Please stop. Think of the message you're sending these impressionable young girls...you're teaching them at an early age that "boys" being mean to you means they like you. Then parents wonder why their daughters grow up and end up in abusive relationships whether it be mentally, emotionally or physically abusive or all of the above. Well because genius you set that foundation up at an early age. Duh.
In the heart of a meltdown, acknowledge how your child feels with words. For example, I can tell you are upset because you weren't expecting this (your personal example). Verbally confirming the reason for the child's frustration helps the child to feel they are heard, and calms things so you can work towards resolving the situation.