Q: My second-grader just lately instructed me that she and her trainer have been having weekly check-ins about my companion/her dad. One morning, she went to high school actually upset at him, so that they talked about it. I am assuming she instructed the trainer that he tickles her and/or touches her and that he does not cease when she says so. Dad and I’ve had conversations earlier than about consent, and he would by no means contact her inappropriately, however he generally acts like a child himself and annoys her an excessive amount of by tickling her underarms or neck, leaping on the mattress along with her and her little sister, tackling her, and so forth. I discussed these conversations to him, and now he is livid that he’s being accused of one thing he by no means did. I reached out to the trainer, and we have now a gathering scheduled to talk along with her and the varsity counselor, however I nonetheless really feel as if I am caught within the center. He claims she is mendacity to the trainer. I requested him to reframe and see issues from her perspective: She asks him to cease annoying her, and he takes too lengthy to take action. And now I am defending him and ensuring he’s supported and that they know there’s by no means any inappropriate touching occurring. How do I do that? I do know that is a delicate concern, however I 100 % know there’s by no means something inappropriate occurring. We dwell in a small condo and are collectively on a regular basis. I do not agree with all of his parenting methods, however who does?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/life-style/on-parenting/dad-consent-boundaries-daughter/2021/10/19/08d9152e-2ddd-11ec-baf4-d7a4e075eb90_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_lifestyle | Dad wants to grasp consent and bounds