Should we force our child to hug and kiss relatives

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For young children, one of the lessons parents are trying to teach them is that they own their body. Then the relatives arrive.  We do our best to teach them they are in charge of their own body, what is appropriate and inappropriate touch and when to vocalise when they feel uncomfortable with touch. Then Christmas arrives. There are Santa photos, relatives they may not have seen for the past year and lots of hugs, […]