Why You Should Not Force Your Child To Give Hugs

You know the scene, you have relatives visiting who you don’t see very often. It’s time for them to go and before you know it you’re saying “Go and give Uncle Fred a hug goodbye!” to your child. You know they don’t want to, but the words fall out of your mouth before you know it. It happens in family’s everywhere all the time. It is the “done thing” when relatives leave. Maybe it’s the relative that holds out their arms expecting this child they’ve just met to run and cuddle them. “Give us a hug goodbye!” Or even “Give […]

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