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to ask at what age you stopped regularly hugging/cuddling your children?

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M3lon Thu 21-Feb-19 14:51:39

I realise this is probably down to the child more than the parent...but I'm terrified I might be running out of hugging time with mine - so please reassure me that even teenagers need a hug sometimes!

JacquesHammer Thu 21-Feb-19 14:52:49

Not as yet, she's 12.

I still hug both my parents on a regular basis.

mummmy2017 Thu 21-Feb-19 14:53:28

My DD is taller than me, and still wants hug.
Climbs on my lap to squash me, as thinks it is so funny....
Climbs into bed for a hug, and grabs all the bed.
They never grow out of hugs.

FudgeBrownie2019 Thu 21-Feb-19 14:54:19

Not yet and the oldest is 13. I'm 37 and still hug my parents every time I see them. I assume I always will, and I'll never stop hugging the DC.

Arowana Thu 21-Feb-19 14:54:20

My eldest still likes a good cuddle, he's 13.

FlagranceDirect Thu 21-Feb-19 14:54:21

It falls off a bit when they're teenagers but comes back when they get over it

eatingtomuch Thu 21-Feb-19 14:56:17

My 19 year old DS will still come for a hug. Usually as we are passing in the kitchen.

16 year old dd hugs me daily. We've always been a family that hugs.

Kaykay06 Thu 21-Feb-19 14:56:20

Eh never
I have 4 boys
My 17 year old still gives me cuddles & me him tells me he loves me etc
So do my other 3, depends how affectionate you are as a family really but I hope my boys will always accept a hug from their mum

PurpleWithRed Thu 21-Feb-19 14:57:23

Mine are 25 and 28 and still get hugged, probably more keen on it now themselves than they were as teenagers.

MotherOfDragonite Thu 21-Feb-19 14:58:16

My mum's always trying to hug and cuddle me and I'm in my late 30s...

RustyBear Thu 21-Feb-19 14:58:50

Not yet with DD and she was 29 on Sunday.
DS (31) still hugs hallo and goodbye.

IWantToBeBillie Thu 21-Feb-19 14:58:56

I still cuddle mine and they don't seem to mind. I have stopped picking them up for a cuddle though, as they are both over 6 foot smile

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Thu 21-Feb-19 14:59:14

Ds's 24+26 visited yesterday, still get hugs and a kiss!

BreakYourselfAgainstMyStones Thu 21-Feb-19 15:00:24

My 17 year old is difficult to pin down nowadays a little more reluctant, but he still hihs me. 14 year old hasn't stopped yet.

I plan on squishing them with hugs until the day I die grin

Buster72 Thu 21-Feb-19 15:02:08

My 17 yr old is 6foot 2 and we hug and kiss hello /goodbye everyday.

Sometimes he just comes and sits next to me on the couch and I put my arm around him...

RomanyQueen1 Thu 21-Feb-19 15:02:19

You are never too old for a cuddle.
My ds1 with his own home and family, bear hugs me whenever he sees me, which can be everyday for a week and then nothing for 3 weeks, or just whenever we meet up.
Ds2 just still at home, a cuddle as soon as he's in from work.
Dd 15 and a boarder, whenever she is at home or I go to meet her, throws her arms round me.
You are never too old for cuddles.

MillyMollyMandie Thu 21-Feb-19 15:02:29

I didn’t stop and my eldest of 5 is now 40. They get hugs, back rubs, foot rubs, and we quite often hold hands if we’re sat next to each other.

You’re never too old to give or receive love by way of hugs.

Alsonification Thu 21-Feb-19 15:03:34

Never! Eldest is almost 21 & youngest is 16 & we still hug.

YesQueen Thu 21-Feb-19 15:04:40

I wish! My mum has never hugged or kissed me sad

Tatapie Thu 21-Feb-19 15:05:40

Mine are teens, not yet!

Mrskeats Thu 21-Feb-19 15:05:47

Never. Mine are 22 and 20. Hug all the time.

blackteasplease Thu 21-Feb-19 15:07:00

I still hug my Mum and I'm 40!
But j know what you mean. My dd is 10 and doesnt always want to be cuddled these days. But she sometimes really wants to be !

M3lon Thu 21-Feb-19 15:08:23

HOORAY! This is fantastic news!

Mine was a really really slow starter on physical contact...she has sensory issues and even when she would consent to be hugged she always used to turn around and face outwards if you see what I mean...and then a couple of years ago she 'got' it and now we are very much making up for lost hugging time...

I suddenly got scared it would all go away again...but it looks like I have several more years of hugging to go!

fussychica Thu 21-Feb-19 15:09:01

DS was a sucker for family cuddles as a child which was the three of us hugging. He's 26 and much taller than us now but he still likes a hug when he comes home.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Thu 21-Feb-19 15:09:09

I'm 42 and still love a good mum hug grin

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