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No Hugs!


 As a kindergartener he was innocently giving and receiving hugs from another little kinder-girl when his teacher advised them that hugging is not allowed at school. Now to some this may not be such a big deal, but to me it is.

Since my son (and daughter) were born we have empowered them to show affection and given them the gift of displaying it. To this day I kiss and hug my son who is almost six years old countless times each day. Why? It is healthy, it is developmentally vital and it is love in pure, visceral form. To think that such an act of love and affection is not allowed in his first venture away from home (on a regular basis) is unacceptable to me.

I will be discussing this with his teacher and the school. How can we as parents be expected to carry on our duty to instill love and affection in our children only to be cut short of our teachings by the very institutions we entrust with upholding our values? Has anyone else had a similar experience? What is wrong with hugging?

Peace and Love always.

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