I have a kindergarten student who hugs me and my assistant all day long. She hugs us hello, goodbye, if she's just passing by us, during transitions, all day long. In the beginning of the year, she had difficulties with...everything! She was very immature and stubborn. She cried when she didn't get her way. She has made huge progress and no long cries to get her way. I didn't mind it in the beginning because I thought this would help her bond with us, but it is become very annoying. I do have other students (mostly girls) who I will hug from time to time if the time is right, so I do think it's okay at times. When she gives us a hug, she kind of leans on us and then doesn't let go until we move or gentle push her arms away. My question is - how do I tell her nicely that I don't want her to do it anymore? She is very sensitive, a young 5, and seems to see nothing wrong with what she's doing eventhough the other kids kind of look at her weird when she does it. I thought of maybe saying something like- I really like your hugs, but your a big girl now. Why don't we save the hugs until the end of the day, and we'll have a big hug good-bye. I don't want to be mean, but it's getting really annoying! Thanks for any advice!