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It Should Be Common Sense, But This 3-Year-Old Has To Set Some Of You Straight

As a little kid, there's a bunch of things you can and can't do. But one thing all children should have control over is their bodies and personal space. This adorable "living room protest" from spoken-word poet Staceyann Chin and her adorable 3-year-old daughter Zuri is the perfect reminder that it's OK for kids to say "no."

It Should Be Common Sense, But This 3-Year-Old Has To Set Some Of You Straight

How does Zuri feel about being picked up?



Why doesn't she like it? I mean, don't all kids wanna be picked up?



What's Zuri's final message for adults?

Now that's what I call one heck of a smart and opinionated little kid! Sometimes adults forget that kids have every right to say yes or no to being picked up. I know it's tempting, especially when they're as adorable as Zuri, but we have to ask first!

Check out the full video below and stick around for 1:26, where Zuri gives an excellent example of asking permission.

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Like the rest of the Western hemisphere, I woke up this morning to the surprising news that gymnastic superstar Simone Biles had backed out of the Olympic team finals after an uncharacteristically bad vault performance. After some conflicting reports about a possible injury, it became clear that she was physically fine—it was her mental state that had gotten twisted.

Cue the armchair commentators complaining that she had let the team down, that she's only concerned about herself, and that she shouldn't have gone into the competition if she didn't have the mental toughness to handle it.

Hoo boy. Let's all just take a deep breath and step back for a second.

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