Schwimmer doesn't often give comments about his daughter, but in January 2018, the Friends alum spoke with the Today show about how he discussed bodily autonomy with Cleo, who was 6½ at the time.
"With my daughter, it's more about just knowing it's your body and your space. It's more about personal space and building confidence in her to speak out and speak up if anything she encounters makes her feel uncomfortable, period," said the actor and father of one. "Her body, her hair, it's hers. She owns it. It's giving her the courage and confidence to speak up and speak out."
"At school on Friday, some boys behind her, some older boys, were kind of touching and kicking her back a little. She turned around and gave them a look," he continued. "I said, 'Next time, Cleo, you need to turn around and firmly but politely say to please stop touching me. If you do that twice and they keep on touching you, you stand up, walk away and find a grownup, period.' It's important to instill that kind of confidence from an early age."
In addition, "There should be, in my view, no shame about her body and about being in her body and understanding how her body works," Schwimmer said.
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