- Katia Hetter does not tell her daughter she must hug or kiss visiting relatives
- Sexual abuse cases solidified her resolve to let her child make choices about her own body
- A personal safety expert agrees that children shouldn't be compelled to touch anyone
Katia Hetter is a CNN features writer who covers parenting, relationships, books, entertainment and travel. This story has been updated from a version published in 2012.
(CNN)My daughter occasionally goes on a hugging and kissing strike.