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Old 03-01-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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In some cultures, parents are affectionate with children until a late age; perhaps Mexican culture is a good example. In others, such as many Asian cultures, parents are less expressive with children.

How does your culture fit into the spectrum? For example, is it strange for parents and children hug daily? Do parents tuck their children into bed until a late age?
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Germany
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In some cultures, parents are affectionate with children until a late age; perhaps Mexican culture is a good example. In others, such as many Asian cultures, parents are less expressive with children.

How does your culture fit into the spectrum? For example, is it strange for parents and children hug daily? Do parents tuck their children into bed until a late age?
What is late age?

When our children where younger (maybe until 7 ???) one of us used to lie down with them in their bed and read them a story at bedtime, often cuddling in bed and falling asleep together...), but some time afterwards they preferred to go to bed themselves. No daily hugging nowadays, but still some occasional body contact, which gets less and less around and after puberty.

When watching American movies parents always say to their children "I love you" and vice versa, often when they go to bed, on the phone or at other occasions. Do all Americans really do this all the time? Germans don't and, as far as I know, Brits don't do this either.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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What is late age?

When our children where younger (maybe until 7 ???) one of us used to lie down with them in their bed and read them a story at bedtime, often cuddling in bed and falling asleep together...), but some time afterwards they preferred to go to bed themselves. No daily hugging nowadays, but still some occasional body contact, which gets less and less around and after puberty.

When watching American movies parents always say to their children "I love you" and vice versa, often when they go to bed, on the phone or at other occasions. Do all Americans really do this all the time? Germans don't and, as far as I know, Brits don't do this either.
I can't speak for every parent out there, but yes, my mother says she loves me and my sister at every fitting occasion. This is normal as far as I know; however, there are less affectionate families where it is not common to say "I love you".
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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My children came inside my arms very shortly after each of them were born. I'm going to be hugging and clasping my children for as long as I'm living on this earth. I don't care what anybody thinks.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What is late age?

When our children where younger (maybe until 7 ???) one of us used to lie down with them in their bed and read them a story at bedtime, often cuddling in bed and falling asleep together...), but some time afterwards they preferred to go to bed themselves. No daily hugging nowadays, but still some occasional body contact, which gets less and less around and after puberty.

When watching American movies parents always say to their children "I love you" and vice versa, often when they go to bed, on the phone or at other occasions. Do all Americans really do this all the time? Germans don't and, as far as I know, Brits don't do this either.
I would assume this depends on the family and even individuals. In my Anglophone Canadian family my mother told me she loved me every day, my father did not, but that didn't means he didn't let me know in a million other ways. I think my own mother was over compensating because her conservative Dutch immigrant parents never told her that and there was probably something of the zeitgeist of the boomer generation that taught people that it was important for your soul and your relationship to articulate such things. TBH, I'm not sure what other parents and children did or do in their homes as far as such things go, I realize my knowledge of such things is surprisingly limited to a my own upbringing and a very few other people.
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