Children at this age are not developmentally ready for romantic relationships and should not be encouraged to engage in behavior that is typically reserved for adults in a romantic relationship.
It’s important for parents to have open and honest conversations with their children about relationships and physical intimacy.
You can explain to your child that physical intimacy, including kissing, is an expression of love and affection that is reserved for adults in a committed and monogamous relationship.
It’s also important to set boundaries and expectations with your child about appropriate behavior in relationships.
You can explain to your child that they should respect the personal boundaries of others and that they should not engage in any physical intimacy without the other person’s consent.
It’s important to remember that every child is different, and what is appropriate for one child may not be appropriate for another. It’s important to consider your child’s age, maturity level, and individual needs when setting boundaries and expectations around physical intimacy.
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