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

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Reminder form the Girl Scouts - parents should not to force kids to hug relatives during the holidays

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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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