Be Concise = Teaching Consent

Be Concise = Teaching Consent

You don’t want to gain extra weight, making you uncertain if you want that piece of cheesecake. You know you will not sleep if you have a cup of coffee after dinner. If you are indecisive when asked if you want either of these, and it is set in front of you and you eat and drink it, who’s at fault if you are awake all night because you drank that caffeine.

When trying to teach our kids about consent the best way we can do that is by example. Learn to be definitive in your answers so that when someone asks if you want another Cup of coffee you need to be clear and say, ‘no thank you’, and not be vague.

By giving those precise answers: they don’t have to figure out what it is we need or want.

We have to take ownership of the fact that we may have gained a few extra pounds or couldn’t sleep that night and show our children our answers reflex why we don’t want that coffee or cheesecake.

When training our teenage children, both male and female about consent we need to make sure that we teach our children to not only understand that consent is only when someone says yes, but they need to understand that they need to be concise with their answers. Emphasizing in your everyday examples, that yes means yes and no means no.

Teaching our children to walk away from a situation where someone is vague is the best way to protect them from getting into trouble, but we also need to teach our children to not be the type that is vague as many others will not be taught to walk away.

In no way is it ever ok for someone to take advantage of someone. Consent is ONLY when someone says yes, and we need to ensure our children learn this fact. However, we need to teach our kids to take ownership of their answers. That they need to be precise when being asked something and if they are agreeing to something they need to say yes and if they are not sure they need to say no.

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Help Break the Cycles of Abuse: It starts with our children. Cruzz’s story

Help Break the Cycles of Abuse: It starts with our children. Cruzz’s story

Let Cruz Control Inspire you with her story: And Learn how to Help be part of the solution to break the cycles of Abuse for the next generation!

Learn what our children need from us, and or what we can do to help other children.

As responsible adults it is our duty to help ALL children.

Staying alert, listening, paying attention to behaviours and building a relationship with children are the basic things we should all be willing to do when we see a child who might be in need of some help.

Watch this video to learn what Cruz Control did to give her daughter back control and how this impacted all of their lives.
What does she think an adult, ANY adult could have done to change her life so that she had a different life completely.
Her story will inspire you to think twice about NOT HELPING A CHILD that you see who is struggling.

To watch Katarina’s abuse story, please click here. 

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Help Break the Cycles of Abuse: It starts with our children. Katarina’s story

Help Break the Cycles of Abuse: It starts with our children. Katarina’s story

Let Katarina Inspire you with her story: And Learn how to Help be part of the solution to break the cycles of Abuse for the next generation!

Learn what our children need from us, and or what we can do to help other children.

As responsible adults it is our duty to help ALL children.

Staying alert, listening, paying attention to behaviours and building a relationship with children are the basic things we should all be willing to do when we see a child who might be in need of some help.

Watch this video to learn what Katarina believes would have made THE difference in her life.
What does she think an adult, ANY adult could have done to change her life so that she had a different life completely.
Her story will inspire you to think twice about NOT HELPING A CHILD that you see who is struggling.

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Look online for services, support & shelters in your area

Human Trafficking, The Mother’s Story

Human Trafficking, The Mother’s Story

I remember hearing stories about someone being human trafficked and two things flashed in my mind.

  1. a child / teen being forced into that back of a van
  2.  a rebellious teen defying her parents.

I was naive!!!

Domestic  Human Trafficking is a much more subtle, evil thing that seeps into our lives.

Please watch, and educate yourself.

Being aware of what Human Trafficking really is, and how it all happens will be the first step to protecting your family.

If you or anyone you know is being trafficked please contact your local Victim Services or check out any of these links below.

These are great resources for you to give out, and to learn from

Human Trafficking Resources

Watch my daughters story here
Debunking the myths of Human Trafficking is the only way you are going to fully educate yourself enough to protect yourself and those you love. This video will also teach you things you can start doing at a young age to teach consent.  Very important basic skill to learn that will help protect them for the rest of their lives from all kinds of abuse.

An in-depth talk regarding Human Trafficking and what to look for. 

What does Human Trafficking look like in Canada?

What does Human Trafficking look like in Canada?

If you think Domestic Human Trafficking is similar to the movie ‘Taken’, you would be wrong.

In Canada, your next door neighbour could be someone that lives at home with their parents, but are being human trafficked. What is scary is that they might not even know that is what is happening to them.

I know, because my daughter was human trafficked. It took her 8 years to find out that was what had happened to her.

Please do not stick your head in the sand and think this can’t happen to you or your children.
Anyone can be a target.
Educate yourself on this and learn all you can about how to protect your kids.

Watch this video to learn how to protect your kids. 

The crew and cast

Greg Biskup
Adam White
Ernesto Lemus
Spencer Johnston
Cameron Hunter

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Sam Banducci
Lynda Harlos
Karly Church
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