**Trigger warning**: This episode contains content describing physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. If this is not in line with something that you want to or are able to listen to today, I strongly suggest that you do not listen to this episode.
Many victims of abuse live in fear. Fear of telling their parents. Fear of setting boundaries. Fear of passing their trauma onto their children. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to heal your trauma. It is possible to break the cycle of not talking about trauma. It is possible to have open communication with your children.
In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Rosalia Rivera of Consent Parenting, who empowers parents to be sex-positive and confidently teach their children about body autonomy and safety, boundaries, and consent. Rosalia is on a mission to normalize the conversation around consent and dismantle the shame that comes with abuse. If you are a survivor of abuse, Rosalia can help teach you how to not pass your triggers and trauma to your kids. All parents can learn how to prioritize self-love and boundary setting, and how to put fear-based methods of parenting in the past for good.
It isn’t our children’s job to prevent abuse; it’s ours.
What’s in this episode:
Rosalia’s family history of sexual abuse and how it influenced her own healing
The difference between consent education and abuse prevention education
Why it’s important to teach body autonomy from a young age
How to empower your children to recognize that their voice matters
Why discussions around consent and abuse shouldn’t be taboo
Creating a space of open communication with your child
Why support systems are so important as a parent with a history of abuse
Tools and resources for communicating and setting healthy boundaries
How to work with Rosalia