In order to teach children to seek and receive consent, parents need to emphasise the importance of the word ’No’. When it comes to teen sexual encounters, parents are often puzzled about how to teach kids to refuse for a thing that’s not yet happened with them. If you see your child experiencing discomfort around a certain relative and is saying ‘No’ to that tickling match, ask that relative to stop. This will empower them to say ‘No’ sternly and strictly. You should also make sure that these boundaries are taught and reinforced in your child’s every relationship— his peers, teachers, friends and acquaintances.