Did you learn self respect as a child? If not, do you wish you had? Are you curious how to talk to your kids about consent? In this episode, SLSP host Tatiana Berindei and 9 year-old Super Power Kids host Neva Lee Recla discuss the importance of teaching your kids the power of consent. Adults like to theorize about how we impact children, but in this episode we actually get to hear from a child herself about the importance of these topics. Tune in for some great tips on how to address the issue of consent and self respect with your children and the kids around you. You don’t want to miss this rare and incredibly powerful conversation!
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Sex, Love, and SuperPowers podcast show. I’m your host, Tatiana Berindei, and I have a very special guest with me today, Miss Neva Lee Recla. If you don’t already know her from Super Power Kids, go and check her out, but we have a really important conversation that we’re going to be having today. Our topic today is teaching children self-respect through consent. She and I got into a very interesting conversation, so I wanted to have her on the show about it. But before we dive into this topic, let me tell you a little bit about Neva.
Neva Lee Recla is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and inspiration. She’s on a mission to inspire one million kids to do business and encourage adults to support them. She believes that “Even if kids don’t want to do business, if they know they can, then they’ll believe they can do anything.” At the age of two, she asked for her own business cards and never looked back. From her veteran philanthropy, Spreading Light, Love, and Pixie Dust, to hosting the Super Power Kids podcast, she delights and impacts the world one connection at a time. Her motto is, “We all have superpowers, and we can change the world.”
Welcome to the show, Miss Neva Lee.
Thank you. I’m so excited to be here.
I’m so excited to have you, madam. Before we dive into this really important conversation, will you tell our listeners what your super powers are?
I will. One of my super powers is I have the chameleon ability. So, I can tap into the energy in situations. For example, the energy in our conversation today may be completely different than the conversation I’ll go and have with my mom.
So, you see that as your ability to just adapt and change to different situations?
Beautiful. I love it.
Well, I wanted to give our listeners a little bit of a background of how this conversation came to be because a few weeks back, my daughter, and I were visiting your family, and Sanaa started talking about a boy in her class who was trying to kiss all of the girls. We started to talk about how that made her feel, and things that she could say or do in that kind of situation. And then it led us to a really interesting conversation about consent and children. Will you share maybe a little bit about what you remember from that conversation and what stuck out to you as really important?
We talked about how that little boy maybe, that was the only way he knew how to connect. So, we shared with Sanaa that if you don’t want him to kiss you, you can tell him to stop. If it gets to the point where he doesn’t stop, you can go talk to a teacher or something, but the biggest part is being in it for yourself, and not having someone immediately come in to help you.