Last week, a girlfriend sent over a link to this illustration, and it hasn’t fully left my mind since. I’ve always been a firm believer in raising a child with character over compliance, someone who isn’t afraid to buck the system in a thoughtful, kind manner. So of course the idea of children’s agency hits particularly close to home.
Whether you’re Team “Kiss Granny” or not, here’s an alternative that works well in our own house when it comes to greeting guests with respect:
“You can offer a hug, high five, or a hello.”
Bee loves that she gets to choose, and we love the message it sends in the long run. Tell me, what are you currently teaching the littles in your lives? I’d love to hear!
p.s. If you’re in the podcast mood, I’ve got more chatter on greeting guests and summer entertaining right this way.