My son is 3 and the teacher called saying he was trying to kiss another do i handle this situation?


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The saying at our school is to "keep in your own bubble". The kids learn about personal space (their bubble) and how to respect it. At three, he is only just learning this. My son is Five and still has trouble with it and he does hug and kiss his friends at school. Just remind your little one each morning when you drop him off about staying in his own bubble but don't make him feel bad about being affectionate. Tell him that he is at school to learn and to play but save the hugs and kisses for when he is not at school. Personally I think it is sad that our boys are discouraged from being affectionate with one another but that is how it goes out in the big wide world. :-(


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Sarah - posted on 06/29/2012




My 3 year old son hugs and kisses everyone. Boys, girls, doesn't matter. He's just showing them he likes them. I try to explain that we need to keep personal space and that hugs and kisses are for family.

Amy - posted on 06/29/2012




He's 3 they are still learning about personal boundaries. Just keep reminding him that everyone likes to have there own space and that at school he should try to keep his hands, feet, and lips to himself.

Katherine - posted on 06/29/2012




It's no big deal. He's 3. My daughter has kissed other girls.......why does this bother you, or the teacher for that matter?

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