Unwanted Grandparent kisses

Rachaelgordon - posted on 08/09/2019 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello All, when it comes to grandparents forcing kisses on my daughter, it makes me cringe. My daughter who is 15 months old is not close with her grandfather and is a bit scared of him. We had a conversation with him about asking for her consent in a very nice way and let him know it is not personal, that we are teaching her that it is her body and she should choose whether or not she wants a kiss. Things did not go well and he gave us the silent treatment when we brought a cake over for his birthday and his wife is upset and feels that he is Grandpa and doesn't see an issue with him kissing her. I feel like as much as I have explained it they are just so set in their thinking and are only looking at it from their perspective and how we are being mean rather than looking at the issue if forcing a kiss on a child who does not want it. I am really upset about the situation and I'm wondering if anyone else has had these issues.

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Anupriya - posted on 08/18/2019

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Continue to have conversation with him about asking for her consent till the time he stops with this behavior. No matter, what other's are thinking, she is your daughter and you know better than anyone else, what's the best for her.

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