Feel the love
Holding your child in your arms is a gut thing.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Shawn Benjamin)
I'm a hugger.
When it comes to my sons, there's no stopping me, ambushing them for hugs, dispensing good night kisses and happily sharing a cramped couch just so we can all sit close.
Their dad is also very affectionate, so bear hugs all round are a daily ritual when we leave the house in the morning.
There's a spicy, biscuity smell to my oldest son that takes me back instantly to when he was a baby, and our days were mostly spent holding him cuddled on our chests.
I'm getting my hugs in now, before they leave the house. But is it possible to be too huggy and cuddly? Where's the line, do you think?
Check out the comments on Andreas Späth's story Fathers, hug your sons
. Seems some people find it all a bit too close for comfort.
Come and vote in our home page poll
and see how other people view family hugs and cuddles.