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Jordan56
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8/23/2012 6:08:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have a question. Do you think it is okay for parents to show affection towards one another in front of their children. Nothing too dramatic, just a kiss or hug here and there. I for one believe that it teaches your children how to love and you know that your parents love each other.

I don't even remember the last time my parents kissed in front of me or even touched each other passionately. No one talks about love in my household just because we know its there already. Because of this, it feels really awkward thinking about saying "I love you" to my parents. I just can't do it.

What do you think? Do displays of affection affect the children?
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8/23/2012 2:15:14 PM
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Children usually respond well to seeing parents show affection for each other and will mimic it.
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8/23/2012 3:59:47 PM
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At 8/23/2012 6:08:32 AM, Jordan56 wrote:
I have a question. Do you think it is okay for parents to show affection towards one another in front of their children. Nothing too dramatic, just a kiss or hug here and there. I for one believe that it teaches your children how to love and you know that your parents love each other.

I don't even remember the last time my parents kissed in front of me or even touched each other passionately. No one talks about love in my household just because we know its there already. Because of this, it feels really awkward thinking about saying "I love you" to my parents. I just can't do it.

What do you think? Do displays of affection affect the children?

It's remarkable how much kids learn about romantic relationships from their parents. Remarkable indeed.
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8/23/2012 4:39:48 PM
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My parents know one family that, when on vacation, if the kids are arguing in the back and fussing, the parents pull over and make out until the kids quiet down. :) Win.
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8/23/2012 4:42:54 PM
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At 8/23/2012 4:39:48 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My parents know one family that, when on vacation, if the kids are arguing in the back and fussing, the parents pull over and make out until the kids quiet down. :) Win.

I would hate to think what they do when the kids are REALLY bad... [insert lude remark here]
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8/23/2012 5:46:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 4:42:54 PM, R0b1Billion wrote:
At 8/23/2012 4:39:48 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My parents know one family that, when on vacation, if the kids are arguing in the back and fussing, the parents pull over and make out until the kids quiet down. :) Win.

I would hate to think what they do when the kids are REALLY bad... [insert lude remark here]

Mmmm, I wanna go on road trips with em!
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8/23/2012 6:25:58 PM
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Public parental affection and overt familial love are largely cultural, with Asians ranking near the bottom, Whites near the top, and Blacks and Hispanics hovering in the middle. My senior thesis covered this topic so I could provide some sources...but it's somewhere in the back of my closet.
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8/24/2012 3:06:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 6:08:32 AM, Jordan56 wrote:
I have a question. Do you think it is okay for parents to show affection towards one another in front of their children. Nothing too dramatic, just a kiss or hug here and there. I for one believe that it teaches your children how to love and you know that your parents love each other.

I don't even remember the last time my parents kissed in front of me or even touched each other passionately. No one talks about love in my household just because we know its there already. Because of this, it feels really awkward thinking about saying "I love you" to my parents. I just can't do it.

What do you think? Do displays of affection affect the children?:

I think it's an important aspect of childhood development for parents to show affection. Obviously, this is within reason. Gag balls and dominatrix suits would probably be traumatizing.
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8/24/2012 3:20:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/24/2012 3:06:22 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 8/23/2012 6:08:32 AM, Jordan56 wrote:
I have a question. Do you think it is okay for parents to show affection towards one another in front of their children. Nothing too dramatic, just a kiss or hug here and there. I for one believe that it teaches your children how to love and you know that your parents love each other.

I don't even remember the last time my parents kissed in front of me or even touched each other passionately. No one talks about love in my household just because we know its there already. Because of this, it feels really awkward thinking about saying "I love you" to my parents. I just can't do it.

What do you think? Do displays of affection affect the children?:

I think it's an important aspect of childhood development for parents to show affection. Obviously, this is within reason. Gag balls and dominatrix suits would probably be traumatizing.

So, you're saying we shouldn't teach our children discipline?
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8/24/2012 3:28:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/23/2012 6:08:32 AM, Jordan56 wrote:
... I don't even remember the last time my parents kissed in front of me or even touched each other passionately. No one talks about love in my household just because we know its there already. Because of this, it feels really awkward thinking about saying "I love you" to my parents. I just can't do it.

Precisely same here. On other hand, I feel perfectly OK in giving them gifts without saying anything.

What do you think? Do displays of affection affect the children?

I like the way my parents brought us up.
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