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.


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Reflecting on first romantic experiences will allow parents to empathize with their child’s blossoming 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.


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Spend quality time with your child to build a strong connection.


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?


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Teach your children kindness and compassion.

4. Discuss consent. It is important that both partners are willing participants of romantic overtures.


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Nothing says romance than “May I kiss you?” whispered to your partner.


5. Keep the conversation light! Not everything has to be serious!


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Shower your children with unconditional love and kisses.


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