Girl Scout officials remind parents not to force your kids to hug relatives this holiday season

The Girl Scouts are discouraging parents again this holiday season that they shouldn't force their daughters to hug relatives at holiday gatherings if they don't want to.

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The youth organization for girls tweeted the reminder Monday morning the week of Thanksgiving stating, "Forced affection = Not O.K."

The public service announcement titled, "Reminder: She Doesn't Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays," was first published in November 2017. It encourages young girls to go give a relative a hug or kiss as a greeting can lead to compromised views of consent.

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