Hugging your child has innumerable benefits for him as well as for you. Hugs, help your child feel safe, increase his self-esteem, teach him empathy and improve his overall health.
Hugs are a natural stress-buster and also help in discipline. Sometimes, in our efforts to discipline our children, we often choose methods such as putting them in time-out. However, giving them a hug could be the start of the discipline process on a positive note, and this can be followed up with an explanation of what they did wrong.
While your child might resist the hug initially, he will soon give in and allow his emotions and his body to relax, which brings on a feel-good effect. Children do better when they feel better, and so do you. Hugs, help us feel better!
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Positive Discipline Parenting Tool - Hugs, Hugs & More Hugs/Abrazos, Abrazos y Más ABRAZOS
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Pasitos is an eco-friendly, bilingual community based on learning and fun. Through a play based Reggio inspired curriculum, children gain the necessary literacy skills to make them successful in both Spanish and English. At the same time, they build social and emotional skills in working with peers and the maestras. Together these skills help open their minds and language capabilities. Teachers interact with the children to build strong academics and positive social skills.