Parents have different views about physical affection when a child is older. Some think primary schoolers are too old for a cuddle or to sit on their parent’s lap. That’s a pity because appropriate and loving hugs and physical contact between parent and child is something that can be a permanent part of their relationship.
Human nature is such that we typically thrive through closeness with other people, and there can be no more definite sign of that than gentle physical contact. It’s hard to imagine that your child could ever be too old for a loving cuddle from mum or dad…though at some point, they might feel and act that they only prefer such acts in private.