Chana - posted on 04/21/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )
My husband and I have always kissed in front of our children, ages 4 and 2 1/2. We also will hug and say "I love you". I see nothing wrong with this, it isn't like we are being intimate or even what I would consider sexual, occasionally hands will wonder but it never goes any further. Here is the thing, both of our girls will pretend that their Barbie dolls are kissing and will say "I love you" with them when playing at Grandma's house. (they don't do this at home because we only have girl dolls) This bothered my mother in law and she asked where they learned it and when we told her she rolled her eyes and made a loud sigh like it was a bad thing. I don't think parents showing appropriate affection in front of their children is wrong, I am just curious what other moms out there think.