Ritual Greetings - "Can I have a hug?"
I came across an excellent article from Hand in Hand Parenting, a parent education organization that provides resources, training, and support. Their philosophy is “centered on children’s strong, innate desire to love and be loved.” This particular newsletter deals with how to handle ritual greetings which is something I am teaching as part of my personal body safety curriculum. I recommend that you check out this article as well as others found on their website. You can also subscribe to their blog.
Hellos and Goodbyes - Can I Have a Hug.pdf