Maya’s Amma’s Video About “Body Boundaries” Divided Internet!!
Written by keerthiga Published on Jul 26, 2023 | 03:51 AM IST | 187
In the age of the internet, where content can easily go viral, one video managed to spark a significant discussion among netizens – Maya’s Amma’s video about “Body Boundaries.” The video, though simple and heartwarming, touched upon a crucial aspect of society – the need to understand and respect personal boundaries, especially when it comes to interactions with children.
In the video, Maya’s Amma narrates a candid incident at a vendor stall, where she and Maya went to purchase jasmine flowers. While paying for the flowers, an old woman pinched Maya’s cheeks without her consent. Unfortunately, the mother didn’t notice this act immediately as she was preoccupied with handling the transaction. The incident raised an essential point about how some people from previous generations might not comprehend the concept of body boundaries fully. The old woman likely didn’t intend to harm Maya, but her actions demonstrated a lack of awareness regarding the significance of personal space and consent.
Maya’s Amma wisely pointed out that the lack of understanding about body boundaries doesn’t stem from malicious intent but rather from a generational gap. Many older individuals were brought up in a different era with different social norms. Discussions surrounding personal space and consent were not as prevalent then as they are today. It is crucial to approach this topic with empathy, recognizing that their actions might be rooted in ignorance rather than ill intentions.
Children, like adults, have the right to their own bodies and personal space. The video raises the question of why such actions are more common towards kids than adults. One reason might be that children are perceived as smaller, cuter, and less likely to voice their discomfort openly. This is where education becomes pivotal. Encouraging children to speak up, express their feelings, and set boundaries empowers them to assert their autonomy. It is essential for parents and caregivers to initiate conversations about body boundaries, consent, and safety from an early age.
Maya’s Amma’s video highlights the significance of open dialogues between parents and their children. After the incident, Maya’s Amma had a conversation with her daughter about body boundaries, explaining to her what had happened at the vendor stall and why it was not acceptable. This open and honest communication fosters trust and allows children to feel comfortable discussing uncomfortable or distressing situations with their parents. Creating a safe space for children to share their experiences enables them to better understand their feelings and instincts, making it easier for them to recognize and report inappropriate behavior.
While it is crucial to teach children to assert their boundaries, it is equally essential to educate them about respecting others’ boundaries. Understanding the concept of consent goes hand in hand with recognizing that everyone has the right to say “no” or “stop.” Teaching empathy and instilling the value of treating others with kindness and respect will help create a generation that understands and upholds the significance of personal boundaries.
Here the video below:
Mom influencer being offended for a random பூ விக்குற பாட்டி pinched her daughter's cheek pic.twitter.com/f7Y6yEjAqV
— Ra Ku (@ra_ku2020) July 25, 2023
Here is the Reactions below:
Some kids like it. Some don't. You cannot go pinching random people. Body boundary is a thing. My nieces don't like being hugged or touched by people who aren't familiar. It's the same thing. Just teach your kid what's good and what's bad. It's upto them how they react.
— Mangalam Undagattum! (@JPngraponnu) July 26, 2023
Here its an old woman. For me it was a grown man. Every time i met him he pinched my cheeks and Ofcourse there were ppl around it was definitely not a bad intention. But still i was uncomfortable. Till the age of 14 I didnt know how to back away nor did i hv a conversation cont
— Vaishaali Ramalingam (@vaisha_ram) July 26, 2023
Body boundaries எல்லாம் crt தான்…
இதுவே ஒரு celebrity குழந்தையோட கன்னத்தைச் செல்லமா கிள்ளி இருந்தா… ஏதாவது youtube இன்டர்வியூல போய் அவர் என் கண்ணத்தை கில்லினாரு எனக்கு ரொம்ப ஹேப்பியா இருந்துச்சு..
Unforgettable moments in my life nu சொல்லி இருப்பாங்க…
— Devil From hell (@MrdevilFromhel1) July 26, 2023
When a random person met in an accident and lying unconscious, what should I do ? Should I wait until he/she wakes up to get his consent to touch and first aid him/her ? 🤔
Boundaries are necessary but they're going beyond I think. It is OCD
— GK ツ (@GK_official2) July 26, 2023
Agree with the body boundaries Madam, but we should teach our kids about the intention of touching. Do not generalize them. Otherwise you cannot live in this world. If something happens to you in disaster, they will have to lift and save you. Will you talk about this that time.
— Sathish Kumar (@sajabhka) July 26, 2023
It is very important to talk about body boundaries to a child. I get her point considering all the things that is happening around us. Stranger or not, body boundaries are very important.
— Priyadoraisami (@priyadoraisami) July 26, 2023
Ithuvae antha paati edathule oru celebrity ah irunthiruntha na enna pannuven theriyuma.. pic.twitter.com/ByqiPT82hh
— Arun:) (@little_frnd) July 26, 2023
Maya’s Amma’s video about “Body Boundaries” served as a powerful reminder of the importance of teaching children about body autonomy, consent, and personal boundaries. The incident at the vendor stall, though seemingly minor, sheds light on the broader issue of a generational gap in understanding these concepts. By initiating open dialogues and empowering children with knowledge, we can equip them to navigate the complexities of personal interactions confidently. It is through education, understanding, and compassion that we can strive to create a society where everyone’s boundaries are respected, regardless of age or background.
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