I'm curious to know if anyone else is dealing with this: I love my family, am very grateful for them and their support (especially since I am now a single New Mom) HOWEVER.....some of them demand kisses and hugs from my 19month old. I use to tell baby to give so and so a hug goodbye and then it dawned on me...I'm pushing my will on her to perform and to give affection on demand!! So that stopped...BUT now one particular relative will grab babies face turn it and force a kiss on babies lips!!! This particular relative is very helpful to us...baby sitting, cleaning, social outings, etc....and very controlling and at the same time incredibly fragile. I need a kind way of saying "HEY BACK OFF MY KID and KEEP YOU LIPS TO YOURSELF!" Any suggestions?
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Adults who demand affection