My son wants to be hugged but doesnt like me

Isabella - posted on 09/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 13 year old son sees kids his age being hugged, he told me he wants that, but when I give him a hug, he growls and rolls his eyes. I asked him "you say you want hugs from your mom, but then push me away?" He said its because he wants to be hugged, but he doesn't like me?
I'm confused and kind of hurt.


Kristi - posted on 09/07/2013




I can't really picture this scenario. There has to be more to this than that. That doesn't even make any sense. He saw other kids being hugged and said he wanted that. Were you not hugging him before? Is this an on going thing where he is seeing other kids being hugged and he is not so he feels unloved? Have you asked him WHO does he want hugs from? Have you asked him why he doesn't like you? Does he treat you like he doesn't like you or is he just brushing you off in front of his friends? I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for here.

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