To TEENAGERS: Do you still let your parent kiss you? Parent's can comment, too("
February 15, 2007 11:06am CST
When I was younger, my parents love kissing me and giggling me most of the time. But now, that I'm grown up, I'm really aloof and don't want to be kissed anymore and even hugged by them. I'm I being bad? I just feel that I've out-grown that stage already. I heard a story that in the parents side, it is very hurting because it seems that the child didn't love them anymore. What is your view on this? Hope I can hear your side and share ideas with.(",)
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21 Mar 07
kiss?? i would proudly say that YES my parents do still kiss me. im an incoming 3rd year college this semester, barely 18 years old (hehe..) yet my father do still kiss me in the forehead! my father has always been sweet and he simply love to show his affection to us (5 children) thru simple gestures. Whenever i come home from school that was before and especially now, every time i arrive home from marwi (where i spent my college life in msu to be exact!) he warmly welcome me with a huge hug and really sweet kiss in the forehead! aside from that i could still remember he used to combed my long hair while taking the breakfast he personally prepared for us, back in elementary and high school . isn't it sweet?hehe.. and im really proud of that! your not bad at all, i guess its normal that many teenage nowadays who really become aloof especially towards their parents or simply wanted not to be babied anymore..hehe but on my part, its a great feeling that while growing up and becoming more mature we should feel the same way our parents do so we might be able to understand them deeper and of course show how much we love them even thru simple gestures. we only got one set of parents, why not make the most out of it? Time is gold and they too are getting old so lets show them how much we are grateful for having them as our parents! kissing them is a way easy!
11 Mar 07
I dont think youre being bad as it is a part of growing up that at 1 point in your life you reach a stage wherein you feel kinda weird being around with your parents. However, occasional hugs and kisses will very much feel your parents good. I know im kinda old but sometimes, i do wish i could hug my mom more and make her feel that despite of all the troubles i gave her raising me, i love her so much, sometimes it reaches a point wherein i get hurt to because i can't seem to hug my mom.. and i dont know why! but i know i do want to... and sometimes i feel so guilty for turning down a hug from my mom... I just wish this awkward feeling of me having to hug my mom would disappear... *sigh*
7 Mar 07
This is really a very difficult situation to handle. Parents always think us to be kids. For them, we are always as young, cute and their sweetheart as ever!! This is why, they just cant make it out very easily that their kids are growing and may not like the way they express their love! I think you should be a bit patient while dealing with this matter. Sooner or later, your parents will realize this! If you still feel you cant go on with this, just sit with your parents and discuss this very politely! They will definitely respect your feelings!
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16 Feb 07
I have 2 teens that do not really want me kissing them. They will occasionally lend me thier cheek, but only if I ask. we now say what my 2 year old will say "Catch It" comes from blowing a kiss, so it give the kid an idea that they have been kissed without the actual interaction. It is not so hurting to me, I see that they are trying to grow, and become independant, right now, they see kissing and hugging as either a young child kind of thing, or a lover kind of thing. They will out grow it though. Then I will empty my kisses outof their pockets and put them on thier faces.
16 Feb 07
I guess being a girl/boy and woman/man makes a difference. I am 28 now and my mom still hugs and kisses me. Though i'm already married, i like when my mother does that to me. You see, being married has taught me more about the expression of love. In fact i am proud when my mother kisses me and i'll kiss her back too.
16 Feb 07
My father still do that to my younger siblings... Well, as for me i just watch them laughing and running... It makes me feel still bonded to my family even though i work from afar, away from them but still i miss those times when i was still a kid trying to escape from my father's hug and kisses and feeling that i am loved and i belong... ;-)
16 Feb 07
first off, i am no longer a teenager. i'm already married with a 1.5 yr old daughter of my own. i have always let my parents kiss me throughout my growing up years. actually, i still let them. i also still kiss and hug them. even my brothers, who are both adults now, still let our parents kiss and hug them. i guess, it's the way we were brought up. being a parent now, i would also want my daughter to grow up the way we did. i still would want to always kiss and hug her even when she's already grown up. i don't think you're being bad. some people are just not comfortable about certain things when they reach a certain age or level of maturity. you can still show your parents you love them through different ways. hugs and kisses are just a few of them :)
17 Feb 07
You've got an affectionate family and that's really sweet.(",) Thank you for the understanding. Different families have their own way of showing love. Hugs and kisses are not our ways though but, I still let my parents hug and kiss me sometimes, depending on my mood.heheheh(",)Thanks for sharing your views!(",)It's a big help!
15 Feb 07
I'm nineteen, the last of my teen years! there fading away right before my eyes! sorry i had to add this little bit of drama for an interesting twist. Yes i still let my parents kiss me. (not my father) so i should say parent. i let both my grandmother do this aswell when i see them because in there day it was respectful etc. This isn't often tho. Kudos! ~Joey
15 Feb 07
I completly agree with you to. i mean its just showing that you care when you used to kiss or hug. now though i dont but if i see that my mum is having a bad day or that she isnt very happy then i would give ehr a hug to cheer her up as i know it will make ehr happy
15 Feb 07
Its also good if we show affection sometines.(",) My Papa loves to hug us when he arrives home and all of us will run away from him to be spared from hugging. Then, we end up all laughing.(",)I'm really glad to hear that you still hug your mom. Thanks alot for responding!(",) Take care!(",)
22 Mar 07
I'm now 27 years old but the only child of my mom, so you can expect what my mother does every time we see each other a couple of hug and kisses. Thats kind of embarrassment specially when done in front of other non-relative people. But I'm being used to it, I've only one mother that I could have so if that makes her happy, I should let her do it more often and perhaps could return the same way to her.