Are you forcing your children to hug, kiss, and otherwise be touched by adults without their consent?

I’ve observed in a few black moms’ groups an increase in conversations around cultivating body agency in children under 5. Moms have been sharing their discomfort and anger with relatives labeling their kids as “bad” and “disrespectful” when they don’t speak when greeted, or don’t want to be picked up, held, hugged, snuggled, kissed, etc. These moms would very much …