Category : Personal_Diary
Yesterday, two girl friends came home for the first time with their toddler girls. Their girls are almost the same age as mine. Inorder to make the kids get closer, one girl friend asked her daughter to hug and kiss the other kid. I thought it was sweet but there is an important learning here which the second girlfriend taught us.
Second Girlfriend asked first girlfriend "Would you ask your baby girl to kiss even if it was a boy instead of a girl?".
First girlfriend immediately said "NO. Then I am teaching her something wrong."
Second Girlfriend said "Then why are you asking your baby girl to kiss another baby girl? Kids don't understand gender at this tender age. If we ask them to kiss another person now, they will think it is the right thing to do and will do the same with all. So, it is important to advice them generically irrespective of genders. We should instruct our baby girls from a young age not to kiss anybody or allow them to touch them on their bare body".
This was such an eye opener for us (new moms). Hence, I thought of updating this in my blog so it helps other mom's.
Please let me know your thoughts on this. Thank you.