I guess I should clarify, it’s not that my daughter doesn’t want to hug & kiss her grandmother. She does this voluntarily at other times. The only time she doesn’t is when her grandmother asks for a hug & kiss. Like I said, it is definitely a control thing, not that she’s uncomfortable… The bigger issue is trying to counteract a 2yr. old’s attempt at controlling a situation.

roo94, you’re definitely right about allowing children to have their own protective/natural barriers. I am totally against forcing my children to do this with strangers but at 2 yrs. old, I am always there to monitor the situation.