There’s a little known game my wife is fond of called “the keeping game”
Basically you grab ahold of someone and hug them tight, when they want to stop hugging… you refuse. There are many incarnations of this game such as sitting on, lying on, and holding on. I myself am not a fan. I love getting and giving hugs, but on my own terms. A too long hug becomes a torture chamber of sweatiness.
This game is the BEST to play with children! They too have the urge to get away, I think it must be an inborn reflexive behaviour similar to fight or flight & moro reflex. The difference is in the size, these lil’ns can’t get away! they have a 90% mass defecit.
Bottom line is; kids love hugs, kisses and tickles and we their parents love to give them these things. So keep on keepin ‘em!
Here’s an instructional video for you.