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 Kungfu Momma Show 功夫媽媽秀 with host Sarah Chang



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The Puberty Prof Podcast with host Lori Reichel, PHD

September 28, 2021

How can we teach children about consent during their younger years? Listen to this episode to find out in which the Puberty Prof talks with Lauren K. Carlson about simple concepts supporting consent for people of all ages. A victim of sexual assault herself, Lauren understands the importance of supporting all children, including the “child inside,” as well as providing them a voice. In addition, she recommends how adults can support victims when told that inappropriate behaviors occurred, including adults saying: “I believe you,” “It wasn’t your fault, and “You didn’t deserve it.”

Killing the Great White Male discussing Peggy Orenstein's Boys & Sex

March 29, 2021

Lauren Carlson and Royce TevisTownes sit down for a shared experience around Peggy Orenstein’s book, Boys and Sex. This conversation contains discussion of sexual assault that some may find triggering.

UnSensitive! - Teaching Consent

February 17, 2021

Think about when you had “the sex talk” with your parents. What age were you? Did you even HAVE one? Or was it left to the schools, your friends, or even researching the internet to learn about the birds and the bees? Think about your current or future children for a minute – do you have a plan to talk with them, and if so, at what age. What would you think if someone told you it might be a good idea to start earlier than you think? In this episode, author Lauren Carlson addresses this and the bigger issue that this is only a small part of - consent

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Polite Company Podcast with host Jane Smith

January 1, 2021

The podcast about all things we are told not to discuss in polite company. This 2 part interview with Lauren Carlson, the author of "My body is my own," a children's book about teaching kids boundaries. explores topics of consent and how to spot red flags of potential dangers for your child.

Touchy Subjects Podcast

Decmeber 18, 2020

When we are raising kids, we hope that we give them the tools they need to grow up to be safe, yet it seems like teaching kids about consent and boundaries is a challenge. But, it doesn't have to be! This week we sit down with the author of "Raising Kids to Understand Consent", Lauren Carlson to discuss what parents can do over the course of their child's life to help them understand boundaries.

Where's Your Heart?: The Meaning
of Consent

November 23, 2020

Where’s Your Heart: Championing vulnerability as a core human strength. Hosted by Royce TevisTownes and Teresa Robinson


On this week’s episode we discuss the meaning of consent with special guest, Lauren Carlson, author of Consent For Kids.

Raising Unstoppable Teens Podcast

November 10, 2020

As a mother and victim of assault, Carlson has used her experiences to guide parents and educators as they talk to children about setting boundaries and respecting others.  In this episode, Lauren answers these questions:

1. How does the topic of consent differ from the "Sex Talk"?
2. When should parents start conversations about consent?
3. How is consent more than "no means no"?
and more!

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Lies About Parenting

There comes a moment during small talk with someone new when they ask what I do for a living.

I have to immediately size this person up to see how deep they want to go. Will I give the easy “stay-at-home-mom” response that leads to more chit-chat about my children? Or do I dive in, head first, and say what I really do - but risk a totally awkward and abrupt end to the conversation?... 

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