Kissing games can be a big part of elementary school play. These games are developmentally appropriate, but as with any game that involves some sexual experimentation, adults need to intervene and so kids can learn boundaries.
How to talk about kissing games with kids
I’ve provided some scripts for talking to kids about these kind of games in a way that’s kind and firm. Reassure the child that they are not in trouble when you talk to them. And stay calm.
Here’s the deal – I know you are curious about kissing and all that but its not really okay to play these kind of games until you are a teenager.
Sometimes, kids can get hurt because their bodies and hearts aren’t ready for this kind of thing.
Also, some kids will play these games with their friends and then play these games with an older kid or adult who knows it’s not okay for kids to be kissing. They get confused because they played with their friend.
It’s never okay to play these kinds of games with someone who is an adult or 3 years older than you. You can tell me if this happens. You won’t be in trouble and we’ll make sure they get some help.
For more great info on sexual behavior in children check out www.StopItNow.org.