July 6 is International Kissing Day
No need to allow this so-very-important-day pass by without celebration! Give your child a kiss on their rosy cheek, top of their head, or tip of their nose. Below are five additional suggestions to recognize Kissing Day.
1. Share a funny memory of one of your very first awkward kisses. This allows your child to realize ‘awkward’ is normal. More importantly, it serves as a conversation starter for more serious topics about relationships.
2. Compare and contrast different types of relationships: families, friends, acquaintances, romantic partners, and relationships in which an adult holds a position of power, such as a coach or teacher.
3. Ask your child which type of kiss or other expressions of affection are appropriate for which type of relationship? A peck on the cheek? A kiss on the hand? A hug? A smile?
4. Discuss consent. It is important that both partners are willing participants of romantic overtures.
5. Keep the conversation light! Not everything has to be serious!
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