Have you hugged your kid recently? Regardless of the answer (or their current behavior) take a moment to give them a squeeze when you see them next. Today, the third Monday in July, is Global Hug Your Kid Day.
Hugs are not only a great way to show affection, but they also have other positive effects on our bodies like reducing stress and decreasing blood pressure. Additionally, hugs help children grow and develop and can also boost their immune systems.
Even if your “kid” isn’t so little anymore, go ahead and give them a hug anyway. It doesn’t matter if they’ve become a moody teenager, or are grown adults with children of their own. They may not admit it, but your hugs are just as meaningful and as important now as they were when they were young – sometimes even more so!
“When you are hugging a child, always be the last one to let go. You never know how long they need it”
– Author Unknown