Friday, 25 April 2014

The love

I am curious. What is a normal amount of affection for a family to show? In my house, there is no such thing as too many hugs and kisses. One of my children says "I love you" at least twice an hour. My husband and I hold hands when we go out (or watching tv) and we've been together 18 years.
Then I see families who give high-fives and strictly observe personal space.

Am I doing my kids a disservice by letting them be too affectionate? Am I setting them up for hurt feelings bullying?

I couldn't imagine pushing my child away when they are coming for a hug. There is no "private bubble" when my kids are around. More often than not they are on me. Climbing, jumping or just sitting. We tickle, and pretend to eat each others noses and ears.

Is there an affection Baseline? We may be way above it, but I have a hard time seeing that as a bad thing.


  1. My kids are VERY affectionate and I don't discourage it because I know it won't last. Jason and I, not so much. But he never was. I have to negotiate to get him to sit beside me on the couch :)

  2. I find that %100 believable. :)