affection

My Baby Always Wants To Be Held. Why?

My baby always wants to be held.  Many mothers recognize this.  Some mothers are ecstatic, and others are surprised. But why is this? At birth, a baby can’t recognize who their mother is. However, from their first breath, they instinctively…

You Can’t Force Children to Kiss in Greeting

For young children, a kiss is a sign of affection. Normally, they kiss their parents, siblings or grandparents to express love. Therefore, this action can make them uncomfortable with a stranger. They might even refuse to do so. That’s why you…

6 Signs of Affective Deprivation in Children

Kisses, hugs, caresses, and advice are signs of affection that parents must show their children to prevent affective deprivation. Overall, showing affection to children contributes to healthy  psycho-social development. Children’s development depends almost entirely on the parents, or adults in charge. This…

5 Tips to Have a Loving Child

How many parents dream of those great big hugs they get from their kids? When they arrive home from work they’re so happy to have affectionate children. Having a loving child is very satisfying for a parent and it’s also…

The Psychological Benefits of Hugs

Whether you’re sad, happy, or even just to show affection, hugs are one of the best ways to show it. But did you know that hugging other people, or being hugged, actually has health benefits? We’re not just talking about your physical body,…

Health Benefits of Physical Affection In Relationships

Physical affection is a way to show affection and strengthen relationships, awaken feelings, emotions and simple pleasures. Our skin contains countless receptors that relieve anxiety, increase feelings of happiness and reaffirm bonds. Here are some health benefits of simple gestures and…