If children cannot consent to any activity with adults

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[I]f children cannot consent to any activity with adults (given adults' greater power and experience) then there is no difference between consent and coercion when it comes to child-adult interaction of any kind. That would mean every trip with a child is akin to kidnapping, every conversation a barked order, every hug compelled. And this we know is not true.

source: 'Consent and playing with marbles' by Bill Andriette; www.ipce.info/ipceweb/Library/consent_and_playing_with_marbles.htm; IPCE Newsletter (their source unknown); Number E 3; September 1998