Trust your intuition
I have two young daughters and I am totally guilty of making them hug a relative they did not want to. It’s happened to me as well as a kid. I can see how my mother made me question my judgement even as an adult. She always wants to right at my expense. I guess it makes her feel more in control of her own life. I can see how I have emulated that behavior with my own daughters. I need to allow them to trust themselves and learn from their choices. This will be hard because it goes against every protective (and controlling) bone in my body. Ty for showing me the path.