Teaching Children Appropriate Touch: Helping Kids Understand Personal Boundaries and Showing Affection: "Overly affectionate kids can be taught at an early age how to hug, kiss and touch others appropriately. Here are some ideas for teaching kids personal boundaries.
Public display of affection among kids is a touchy subject for many as it brings up the issue of personal boundaries. Some argue that it is important for kids to learn positive forms of affection to build trust with other people. Others fear that kids who are overly affectionate risk being alienated or hurt by others who do not appreciate the show of affection."