Do you force your child to hug?

I have never forced my child to hug anyone they didn't want to. I believe that children have bodily autonomy and should be able to say no. What I would do is ask if they would do a high five instead. This became very important with my son when he was younger, he did not like people invading his personal space at all. He was just fine with a high five though.

This article highlights other reasons you may not want to coerce your child to hug anyone, even family members. How do you feel about this?…

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      I agree. They shouldn't be forced.
        I will not force Nina to hug anyone, even family members. A hug is a personal, intimate choice and should not be forced. My mom always made us hug people and I hated it. I'm -not- touchy feely. I will gladly hug Nina or Trevor, and maaaaybe one of my closest friends but he knows to ask for a hug if he wants one, and that's only been twice that I can remember.
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