A conversation is popping up on social media, and my inner circle, about kids feeling obligated to give hugs and kisses to family members or friends of the family. Does spurning affection make a kid rude?

Over the weekend, I found myself in a heated discussion with a mother about whether or not their child should be forced to give out kisses. Perhaps you've seen a parent scold their little one for not giving grandma, grandpa, Uncle John Doe, or next-door neighbor a kiss or hug hello or goodbye.

In my opinion, personal space can be very important to a growing child, pressure to be affectionate? Not so much. But I'm not a parent, so I'd love to get your thoughts. Take the poll below or post in the comment box below.

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