Children know what they want…. and what they don’t want. And there is a sense of intuitiveness that goes along with it all. Over time, most parents force children to give some sort of affection to those they don’t feel comfortable with due to social conditioning. Whether it’s an aunt, uncle, or friend they barely know or maybe just don’t feel comfortable with. It’s not really our place as parents to force this. When we force affection from our children, it is telling them to ignore their intuition about the other person and to be obedient towards their parent while ignoring their own feelings and will. And that is something I don’t want to teach.
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