I am an Army wife and my husband is currently deployed so I spent Thanksgiving with some friends. A few weeks later my friend told me that her 4 yr old said Marissa(6) was playing boyfriend and girlfriend with my son(4) and teaching him to kiss. She said she only told me because she thought it was funny. I don't. I didn't get mad or say anything rude or mean, I just said I wasn't ok with it and I was going to ask the girl's mother to let her daughter know he is too young for that game.Answer Question
Answer by jeanclaudia at 9:56 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by aheuszel at 9:56 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
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Answer by mysevenkids at 10:00 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
No, you are not overreacting. There is nothing wrong with not wanting an older child to play that way with your son. If the child were 10 or 12 I would be doing a whole lot more than letting the parent know I thought it wasn't okay to play that way. I would make sure my child was not able to be preyed on by them again.
Answer by scout_mom at 10:01 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by MELRN at 10:02 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by ponyland at 10:04 PM on Dec. 28, 2010
I guess it would depend on the kind of kissing. My oldest had a "boyfriend" at 4 and they use to kiss. When I had her show me how on a doll, the school made it sound like they where frenching, I found out that they where giving quick pecks on the cheek. Honestly I had no problem with it and told her that as long as she was not forcing him to take kisses it was ok (the otherparents where not upset either when they found out what kind it was). And used it as a teaching moment to tell her that anything that she does with a boy is something she should talk to mommy about because sometimes others will get upset and we need to know, and that kissing while at school is not good.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 10:04 PM on Dec. 28, 2010