Our expert says:
Some people are indeed unskilled at giving physical and emotional affection to others ; and some are bad at receiving and appreciating it - maybe your mother had both types of disability.
And unfortunately, some parents mis-read the situation, and decide, for reasons unclear, that one child "needs" affection and others don't.
I don't think an overdose of love is likely to be a problem for your child, so long as it includes a proper sense of discpline and limits, as all children need boundaries and behaviour guidelines.
But don't give your boy more than he needs as i this would make up for what you yourself didn't get - and the disparity between how your parents treated you and your brother was probably the most distressing for you, as it left room for you to wonder why you didn't get what he got.
SO love away - it's the only gift you can keep giving, without running out, and so far still doesn't attract VAT !
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