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Why Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug a Relative

As we head into the vacation season and into visits with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, there's one awkward situation that will arise in many families that most parents will be unprepared to deal with: relatives who expect hugs and kisses from little ones — even when those little ones don't want to show them affection. But is this something we should force our kids to do? More than 50 readers responded to our thoughts on forcing family affection. What do you think?

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