Teach your child to Intercept unwanted touching.
Granny may think pinching her grandchild’s cheeks is a sign of affection and it is… but what if it makes your child uncomfortable?
If you force your child to accept unwanted touches so that they don’t hurt other people’s feelings, how do they set boundaries to protect themselves from paedophiles or people with bad intentions?
Help your child to protect their boundaries by teaching them to INTERCEPT unwanted touches.
Roll play: Reach toward your child and have them move both their hands to intercept your hand and hold your hand in both their hands and say, “Hi Gran (or whoever), it’s wonderful to see you, you are looking very well” and then move away a little as they let go of the hand.
This way Gran (or whoever) gets to feel the love without breaking your child’s boundaries