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Did You Hug Your Child Today?



Parent’s hug is like a magic wand as it can help children to overcome all the difficulties and miseries. But why to hug children only when they are sad or facing problems? Read on to find out why is it is necessary to hug children every day.


Remember the warm and cozy feeling you get when you hug your kid? Hugging your kid promotes all kinds of good health, says research. Showing physical affection to your child through a simple hug can promote your child’s overall development.

Hugging instils in them a feeling of self worth, confidence and reinforces decent and acceptable behaviour in them. It not only eases stress by decreasing blood pressure but also strengthens memory. You not only gift your child confidence but also happy memories to cherish forever. If you want your child to grow into a healthy and cheerful human being, hug them today.


You Become Their Fortress

As parents, we want what is best for our children. We would someday, like to see our children stride into the real word confidently and explore all the wonderful opportunities with grace. We want our kids to develop into a cheerful and well rounded personality. You can gift your child with confidence by a simple hug. To begin, you can start by picturing yourself as a fortress. When your child begins to socialise, he might get terrified the first time but you can serve as the fortress and recharge their craving for affection.


You Make Them More Obedient and Disciplined

Some researchers have established the fact that in order to make your child disciplined, you should show them more affection. Hugging is an activity that shows your affection and will help boost your child’s self worth and trigger in her a reward mechanism, which will make her follow the rules obediently. Giving your child a gentle and loving hug reinforces a healthy and mature connection, that gets children to behave in a more friendly and decent way. By showing affection them constantly through hugs, you will avoid tipping the balance tip towards negative reinforcement that can harm the child’s mentality.


You Instil in Them Healthy Habits Easily

Hugging your child can now promote healthy growth and development. Recent research has suggested that kids who receive constant affection through hugs are more active, cheerful, have leadership qualities and are bound to thrive more in a fruitful environment. Kids who receive less attention and physical affection through hugs are more likely to suffer from depression, low confidence, mood swings, inability to communicate and make friends and overall remain stunted. This proves that children who are not showered with constant tokens of physical affection such as hugs end up feeling unwanted and unsuccessful in life. Hence, it is recommended that you hug your child at least 10 times per day, to promote a healthy and growing relationship.


You are Making your Child Open to Feelings of Love and Affection

Most of the parents might not have grown up in affectionate and loving families but times have changed, and you need to get on board with the hug express. Even if it feels awkward to you, you can begin by talking and smiling affectionately at your child that enhances the bond you two share. According to a researcher from Harvard University, even faking physical affection tokens in front of your kids for a while can make you adopt the habit of hugging more easily. If you feel shy to begin, imagine yourself as the support system your child needs and act on your hunch.


Making Showing Affection a Habit


To begin, hug your child the first thing in morning, when she leaves for school, when she comes home, at bedtime or often in between when you get to see and talk to her. But remember, kids might get constant affection tokens now but not so much as they grow up, especially during adolescence. If your growing child rebuffs your advances to hug her, give her the space and let her ease into the connection.

Showing your affection and care through hugging your children is a foolproof way to enhance your bond with them as well as share precious moments together that you two will cherish forever.


Why is it important to hug children frequently? Which are the other ways to show affection to children? What are the benefits of hugging children? Discuss here.

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Dhwani.2 years ago
hugging is the special feeling for both child and parents.
 
 
 
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Mariam.2 years ago
Hugging is very important to make children feel special and loved.
 
 
 
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Hetal.2 years ago
Hugging is the best way to shower love on children. I hug my child everyday.
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