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Father Devastated After His Wife And In-Laws Forbids Him To Cuddle 15-Year-Old Daughter, Saying It’s Highly Inappropriate

Date August 29, 2019 14:58

A lot of people feel that once children reach a certain age, any form of physical expression of love should stop, especially when those children are teenagers. That is not true at all.

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Importance of hugging teenagers

When children become teenagers, they tend to shy away from physical touch like hugging their parents, but the truth is they need it.

They are most vulnerable and need parental touch, which is safe and healthy when you don't meet this need as a parent, they would look for it in the wrong places.

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No child is too grown to get a hug from mommy or daddy!

Father's story

A father of 3 children shared his story on Reddit about how his wife and in-laws scolded him for cuddling his 15-year-old daughter.

Both father and daughter love to cuddle, so it came naturally for the father to meet this need of his daughter.

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While watching a movie, his daughter snuggled against him, and he encouraged her, unknown to him, his wife and in-laws who came for a visit were not pleased with the display of affection.

After the kids were sent to their rooms and the adults stayed back for a chat, his father-in-law told him that it was inappropriate to cuddle his daughter. Surprisingly, his wife and mother-in-law supported him.

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The father ranted out his frustration on Reddit, and users saw nothing wrong with what he did. Instead, they supported him.

@Niqolas1 said:

"But seriously, it's really sad that a father can't cuddle with his daughter without it being sexualized."

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@Cyfermax added;

"You cuddle your kid. It's lovely that she feels so comfortable with you. They're projecting their own disgusting thoughts. You shouldn't be apologizing to them. They should be apologizing to you for the implication..."

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@lilgeoffrey wrote:

"I'm a 25 yo woman, and whenever I visit my parents for the evening, I'll sit in between them, alternating laying my head on one of them or holding their arm." I find it comforting. There is absolutely nothing wrong with hugging your child. There's not enough hugging in the world."

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Tips to show love to teenage daughters

You don't want your teenage daughter looking for love in the wrong places, so here are tips that may help you.

  • always listen to what she's saying;
  • empathize and give her room to pour out her feelings;

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  • study how she communicates with you;
  • give her space when she needs it,
  • celebrate her successes and don't forget to extend grace to her when she needs it.

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What do you think about this father's plight? Do you agree with the in-laws? Or is their view wrong?