I work with small groups on reading in a resource room. I have two groups of first graders who have become very needy in terms of affection over the last couple of months. I don't want to deny such young children hugs or fist bumps because who knows how much affection they get at home. I do have one boy I'm a little conflicted on, though. I've spoken to him a lot over the school year about his touching and wrapping his arms around other students' shoulders. He's bigger than his classmates, but very immature. He can be very aggressive. He does't hurt others, but he doesn't seem to understand personal space. If another student comes up to me to give me a hug, he'll come up behind them and do a group hug. I've talked to him several times about respecting other people's space and how he can't do a "sneak hug." TBH, I think he'll outgrow it and by the Fall he'll probably be a bit less...um...touchy-feely, but for now, it's a bit disconcerting. Has anyone dealt with this with this age group?