Nobody wants their children to recognize their own mortality, and that of everyone around them. But death is a part of life. Let us strive to speak the truth to our children and help them to face bravely the many goodbyes they must encounter during this life's journey.
The consent game
The message is clear: unless her health or safety are at stake, she and she alone gets to decide who touches her body. Period.
It's often hard to know how close to be to our children. Case in point, once I nearly let my own child fall down the stairs.