Even as an adult, there’s something reassuring about embracing your parent, yet this mom rejected her 11-year-old daughter. However, one mother was worried that her 11-year-old daughter still wanted to snuggle with her and warned her to stop when she climbed on her lap as usual. The rejection broke the girl’s small heart, and she shut down, which is now a new concern for the mother. Read the whole story and share your thoughts on it.
I (37f) am married to my husband (38m) and we have a daughter together (11f).
My daughter is very small for her age and, as a result, gets treated like a younger child sometimes.
She loves to hop in my or my husband’s lap and cuddle with us on the couch or in a chair.
I have been thinking that she may be too old for that sort of thing, and maybe I’m hurting her by letting her continue.
Yesterday she tried to hop in my lap and cuddle, and I told her she was too old for that and to get off me. She got really upset, got off me and went to her room and slammed the door.
She hasnt tried to get in my lap since then and things are tense between us. She doesn’t talk to me unless she has to, and when I hugged her goodnight last night, she didn’t hug me back.
I feel really guilty because I obviously hurt her feelings, but I feel like she might be too old for sitting on my lap. Am I wrong?
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