I’m all for teaching kids that strangers shouldn’t touch them, especially inappropriately, but this is just going too far.
Moms are now asking INFANTS for permission to pick them up as a way to “#endrapeculture.” You know how you know if a baby wants you to pick it up or not? It will cry. If it cries, it doesn’t want to be held. Otherwise, assume that, as an infant child that cannot transport itself from one area to another, it wants to be picked up.
This crap started with Nisha Moodly, who posted a photo of her and her son on Instagram with an explanation of her “parenting technique.”