I am taking part in ABC Friday – a fun photo sharing meme
Each week is a new letter theme, starting with A of course, we will work our way through the alphabet.
H is for… Hug!
I am a firm believer of the power of touch. I have felt the calming effects of a caring touch personally, and watched the amazing ability of skin to skin contact to stabilize breathing & heart rate of Monkey when he was a preemie. As parents Hubs and I use hugs not only for when we say good bye or if Monkey has a boo-b00, we use it as part of our strategy when coping with tantrums. Monkey knows when he is having a tantrum if he says he needs a hug we will come to him right away but then he needs to calm down. It has worked amazingly well and really helps deescalate situations where Monkey is having a hard time. Even his teachers at daycare noticed that he will ask them for a hug if he is upset, calm right down and then continue playing.
I love the photo above of Hubs and Monkey – this was a “happy hug” from last summer. I hope my boys never get too old for hugs.
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