I grew up in a hugging home. We always hugged, said I loved you, laughed, and cuddled. I am glad I grew up this way because it has given me a great appreciation for passing it onto my children and hope that they will too, pass it on to their children.
Two weeks down, one to go of the 21 day self-care challenge! Remember those sad baby monkeys in a psych book, clinging to the towel-wrapped wire mother monkey? In landmark work by Dr. Harry Harlow, infant monkeys were deprived of warmth and contact with caretakers, clearly demonstrating the importance of physical touch to survival and emotional well-being. You’ve heard the popular 60’s slogan, “have you hugged your kids today?” We accept the crit … Read More
I actually didn’t grow up in a hugging home, but I think it is so important for parents to be physically close to their kids. My husband and I make it a point every night to hug and kiss each other and our son as part of our son’s bedtime routine. Sure, he is one and a half but it is really important to me that he see that family love early because i didn’t have that growing up.