Skip Nav
Parenting Tips and Advice
7 Tips That Make Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave Easier
Babies
We Let Our Baby Cry It Out, and 10 Years Later, This Is What Happened
Parenting
Why Having a Bossy Girl is a Good Thing

Has Hugging Become the New Handshake For Kids?

Hold Me! Has Hugging Become the New Handshake For Kids?

Kids have replaced the handshake with a hug in many situations. The world has become a more modern and casual place, and some children wrap their arms around each other instead of saying a simple "hi" or "goodbye." From the park to playdates and the schoolyard to the sandbox, children exchange an embrace as a sign of affection or friendship. Has your tot bought into the trend?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 7 years
Hugging is a trend for a 4 year old? I don't think they are acquainted with hand shaking yet. That said, some children love to hug while others do not.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
My daughter is a hugger. It baffles me. I've never been much of a hugger, and I tend to be taken aback when she glomps a kid she has just met. But it seems to be okay with the other kids and their parents, so I let it go.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
Haven't kids always done this? I remember hugging everyone in Kindergarten!
What to Know About Hosting a Playdate
Pretty Girl Names
Signs of Spoiled Child
Disney Princess Group Costumes
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds