My son has never been a hugger or been demonstrative toward me in any way. He always seemed fine just doing solitary things. I felt as if it did not really matter who was taking care of him. He is 12 years old and in the third grade. The children in his class made cards for mothers day. In my sons card, it said, " I know my mother loves me because she shows me all the time" He had never said one word to me about love.