10/22/2012 02:51 pm ET

Why Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug a Relative

As we head into the holiday season and into visits with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, there's one awkward situation that will arise in many families and 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.

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