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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hugs and Snuggles

A little love goes a long way. Sometimes your child just needs to be held and snuggled. Even in our busy lives, it is important to just stop and hold your little ones. (This works for the big ones, too, but they would never admit it.)

A day that starts off to be difficult can easily be turned around with just five or ten minutes of snuggling and hugging. It's magic.

Hurt feelings and bodies can be quickly healed with just a bit of understanding and love.

Never underestimate the power of your touch. Kids need to be touched and loved and smothered with affection. (Yes, even teenagers need to receive an abundance of affection.)

I know this post is a bit short, but I must - on occasion - practice what I preach.

Marisa is in need of some affection so I must go cater to her needs.


Ryan@Cool Dad Central said...

I agree. My boys love that stuff. It's important to focus on good random stuff as much a possible so that when you point out bad behavior it means more to them. Provides a contrast.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I believe in the power of touch, too, Mom. :)

April said...

Very true the best time is when your very mad at them and you don't know what to do with them. Just hug them till you both feel better :D

The Mother said...

Enjoy these years. When they're teens, you'll be lucky if they acknowledge your presence as they run for their rooms. And computers.