Kissing goodbye at school

(66 Posts)
OneToThree Thu 26-Sep-13 10:22:39

AIBU to think it's not on to make your child give you a kiss goodbye before going into school when they clearly don't want to?

My ds 6 doesn't want to and I wouldn't dream of making him.

Jinty64 Fri 27-Sep-13 21:56:46

Dh took ds2's (16) hand to cross the road recently. To make it worse they were right outside the school gates. Ds will only take a lift to school from me now!

WorraLiberty Fri 27-Sep-13 21:59:51

When my DS was in year 2 I was standing gossiping chatting to another Mum.

All of a sudden I noticed the line was going in, and I panicked and kissed the wrong child! grin

They're in year 6 now and the poor boy still avoids me, with a look of terror in his eyes grin

Emilyeggs Fri 27-Sep-13 22:02:13

i kiss and cuddle my dc all the time, but only if they want me to

How about when you want to op?

DramaAlpaca Fri 27-Sep-13 22:04:37

My 13 year old nephew totally forgot himself & gave his mum a kiss goodbye outside school last week, in front of his friends. He was mortified, she was secretly thrilled. grin

fieldfare Fri 27-Sep-13 22:08:25

My dd is 11 and is still a cuddly and kissy girl. I love it. On the odd occasion when she's got the hump over something, I call out to her that I love her. When she ignores me I get louder and louder "but dd, I REALLY love you, I'm going to miss you all day long!" she then walks off trying not to smile and failing. I know I've cheered her up by being daft and I don't care how many people know that I love her.
Even her friends greet me with a hug, especially if they're a but glum about something.

WorraLiberty Fri 27-Sep-13 22:08:28

Drama, when my DS1 was about 13 he was going on a residential trip with the school.

He gave me a kiss and a cuddle as he got on the coach and his mates started taking the piss.

He turned to them and said, "So? I love my Mum, don't you love yours?"

They looked offended and said, "Yes of course we do".

So he said, "Good, then go and give them a kiss" grin

One by one they all turned and kissed their Mums...who just stood there looking stunned but secretly pleased.

DramaAlpaca Fri 27-Sep-13 22:21:14

Worra that's a lovely story. DS1 who's nearly 20 will now happily hug me in front of his friends. His younger brothers aren't quite as brave grin.

BrawToken Fri 27-Sep-13 22:41:17

Kiss them as much as possible when they are wee smile

I agree that making them accept hugs/kisses isn't the same as making them give hugs/kisses. I've deliberately never insisted on the latter.

Namechangesforthehardstuff Fri 27-Sep-13 23:42:36

'making them accept hugs/kisses'

Oh dear.

Oh dear?

elfycat Sat 28-Sep-13 08:10:31

I insisted DD1, reception year, kissed DH before running into school. She doesn't normally kiss us as she's too busy following her friends in. But he was going away to work for 3 weeks before she's get home, and we'll see him again mid-Oct. I think I'll be insisting on kisses for him for many years - but only once every 6 weeks.

One of my acquaintances / potential friends amongst the parent is a social working working for SS. Maybe I should check? wink

elfycat Sat 28-Sep-13 08:11:32

*social worker
she'd

ballstoit Sat 28-Sep-13 08:29:25

DS is 8. Each morning he walks off, I call 'you've forgotten something'. He comes back and I kiss him.

To an outsider, that might look like me forcing him to kiss goodbye. To DS and I, it's part of our morning. He needs to seem reluctant to kiss me, so as not to be embarrassed in front of his friends. However, the one morning I didn't do it, he complained in the evening that I hadn't kissed him. smile

Namechangesforthehardstuff Sat 28-Sep-13 08:42:35

Yup.

I am going to bawl my eyes out the day DS stops wanting a kiss. He's Year 2 and always kisses me and runs at me at pick-up. I reckon that even if embarrassed, kids still feel loved and that is more important than what their mates think.

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