When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered “Go home and love your family.”
Babies are lovely to hug
Kids, particularly small ones, are just so cute to hug.
It makes kids smarter
Research shows that children whose parents demonstrate love to them verses children whose parents don’t, actually have bigger brains Hugging may not raise their IQ, but it’ll help them get the most out of it. And that will be good for them, their future family, and the spheres in which they will move as adults.
It releases good chemicals
Physical contact releases a certain chemical in the brain that promotes happiness and lower stress hormones. Cuddling and hugging can literally put you in a better mood. If you’ve had a tough day, or if your kids are pushing the envelope and you to your limit, a good way to stop and reset the home atmosphere is to cuddle.
It communicates love
It is one way – out of many – that confirms your love for them.
It establishes a connection
A good way to reconnect with the kids is through a big hug. It says, “I’ll slow down and just be with you.”
At the end of a long day, a good ‘schnuggle’ before bedtime says, “I am here for you.”
Kids need it
Everyone, but particularly younger children, need to be cuddled. They need physical touch. They need comfort. They need a safe place close to their real life heroes when they feel scared or nervous.
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