Teaching Our Children How to Handle Physical Affection–What’s Appropriate and What’s Not?

Parents, this is such an important topic to continually discuss with our children.  They must know how to handle unwanted physical affection and they must also understand how to respect others in regards to offering physical affection.

I see and hear too many parents encouraging or even telling their young children to go hug everyone. We must be careful so that we are not teaching our children that sometimes, they have to do things with their bodies that they are not comfortable doing.  At what age does this stop?

I get asked too often, especially from young girls and women, about how to handle unwanted physical affection.  Listen to today’s podcast to find out how I teach these principles and give your children the confidence they need to know how to handle these situations.

10 Responses

  1. Lavina Blank says:

    Well done! Thank you Monica for bringing these great lessons at a time when it can seem that it’s just normal to hug everyone!

  2. Linda Kawalec says:

    How do I access this webnair?

  3. Sueb says:

    Great advise, being swim coach to young swimmers I am always facing the huge from my guppies.

  4. April says:

    This is great! I am going to have my children listen also!

    Is there a book with all of these etiquette rules in it that a parent can refer to when raising children (and for ourselves)?

    Thank you for all that you do Monica!

  5. Susan says:

    Missed seeing you at the Teach Them Diligently Conference last weekend. I hope you’ll be back next year.

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