Wow, FullMoonMommy! If you had written this post a month ago, I would have thought it was your little boy who kissed dd at the train table at our bookstore! I can't believe that lady reacted that way. How old is your son? My dd is 2 1/2 and it seems difficult, if not impossible to teach about personal space or boundaries at such a young age. I mean, you can talk to them about it, but I don't think it will sop overnight, KWIM? Anyway, dd doesn't like to be touched by strangers and she promptly freaked out when this little boy kissed her hand. We had to leave right away, as dd was crying and begging to go home. The little boy's mom apologized, and we said it was ok. It happened so fast that we didn't have time to intervene and let him know that dd isn't comfortable being touched by strangers. I don't think that my dd isn't social because she reacts like this. I actually think it's great that she reacts so strongly to being touched. I hope it carries over to her teenage and adult years. With her friends and cousins she is very affectionate and loves to hug them and hold their hands.