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Amanda Paton – 6PR

Should kids hug grandma even if they don’t want to? Child psychologists are saying no – research increasingly shows forcing kids to show affection against their will can blur their newly forming boundaries around consent and bodily autonomy. Clinical psychologist Amanda Paton joins us on the show to explain how to handle kids and family affection in the holiday season.

Should kids hug grandma even if they don’t want to?