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Why is my son not affectionate anymore?
An_252453 posted:
My 12 year old son is not affectionate anymore, he actually pushes me away when I try to hug him. It annoys him, am I wrong for feeling like my feelings are hurt?
Anon_475 responded:
Sounds perfectly normal to me. A 12 yo is at an age where he's trying to affirm himself and he doesn't want his mom treating him like a baby. Hugging him probably just embarrasses him. No reason to be embarrassed - this is just a sign he's growing up!

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