Do you know what is your child personal space!!
In Egypt, Parents nor Schools teach our kids the importance of personal space. We don’t teach boundaries. You will see parents telling their kids, go give uncle a kiss, and hug. Go kiss auntie. But no one asks their children if that what they want and if they comfortable doing so.
Always notice your child behavior around people, including the relatives. never force a child to sit on someone’s lap if he or she refuses to and always ask for a permission first. You child needs to learn that he or she can say NO, and that starts at home. Lastly, know that every child is different and each has a different boundaries and if one child does something, that doesn’t mean that your child is okay with it.
In Heya Masr we teach the girls how to communicate their boundaries and personal space. We tell them if you don’t speak and tell others about what is comfortable for you, then no one would know and everyone will cross your boundaries for the lack of knowing. Always communicate effectively on what are your personal boundaries are and consistently repeat so.