If you’ve forgotten, this month I’ve been working on giving my kids more hugs and then posting on what happens. The last couple weeks have gone really well and we have been a lot closer as a family. It really happened quickly and it was so easy. Why didn’t I try this sooner?
This week, I’ve been noticing how the kids act with each other, and they seem to be giving each other hugs which I haven’t noticed them doing recently (since they’ve been older they give each other less hugs and as parents, we give less hugs).
Most of all, I feel closer to them and they come to me more often just to talk about things. I don’t know if this is just because I have been consciously working on giving them more hugs. I’m sure there are other factors involved. But, I think it gives them security and helps them to know that they are loved, valued, and wanted.
Because of this month, my husband and I want to work on giving each other more hugs. It can’t hurt, right?