Loving parents are always looking for ways to ensure their child is happy.
You buy them comfortable clothes that they like, feed them healthy foods that they enjoy eating, and try to fill their day with a balance of activities they will have fun doing, and learn from.
Setting your child up with lasting happiness habits is becoming especially crucial with the recent focus on mental health over the past decade. Today we’re going to talk about one simple habit you can start doing today that will benefit both you and your child for the rest of your lives.
I want you to cuddle more. It’s really that simple.
Lifehack recently shared a cuddling fact sheet which revealed these surprising benefits:
- Cuddling triggers the release of oxytocin – the ‘feel good’ hormone
- Cuddling boosts your immune system
- Cuddling deepens relationships
- Cuddling reduces stress
- These benefits combine to lower your risk of heart disease
Whether it be laying with your child during story time at night, burning some free time in bed on weekend mornings, or just making sure you hug your child every day – it doesn’t take much to unlock the generous rewards of cuddling.
Is it time to finally call off the old school “tough love” parenting mentality?