What is the proper age to cut off cuddling with your kids?




Well, I guess everyone is different in that department…but was this mom too harsh for what she said to her daughter?

Take a look at her story and see what you think.

AITA for telling my daughter she’s too old to be sitting on my lap?

“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 hasn’t 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.


Here’s what folks on Reddit had to say about this.

One reader said she’s an a**hole and she better take advantage of this time…

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Another person said this woman is lucky and she should appreciate this.

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And one Reddit user said what a lot of us are probably thinking…

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What do you think?

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