Re: "Bribing" for affection - too sensitive, or just let it go?
I'm with you. My in-laws do this to my 4yo neice all the time. She's not an affectionate kid, never has been. I always ask her if I can have a hug, sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes no, if no, I don't make a big deal out of it. They pull the same crap when they want her to pose for pictures and it drives me crazy. They tell her she is being mean if she doesn't want to follow their constant demands - they are the ones barking orders. I'll definitely speak up when it's my kid.
Maria, WOHM to Nate (9/23/2010)
and Alex (5/5/2012)
and wife to SAHD and high school sweetheart Aaron.