I don't believe in forcing kids to show physical affection. I know I would not like to be FORCED to hug/kiss someone. How can we possibly teach kids their bodies are their own if we also force close physical contact?
That. I was never a touchy feely kid. Nor am I as an adult unless it's a partner. I HATE hugs, always have. Physical contact with family is awkward for me, and I never cared for it. It would've been pretty distressing to have things held over my head for affection.