By Trace Embry
Do you want to positively impact your teen?
Most parents would answer a resounding “yes” to this question. However, many may not be aware of how important something as simple as a hug can be to their kid. For instance, each time you touch or hug your child you are building a bond between you and your child.
The Result of a Positive Touch
Did you know that everything your child will experience in his life will directly effect his brain connections?
What parents may not realize is that regular positive touches, such as a hug, will actually build and strengthen their child’s brain connections.
That’s right, each time you interact with your child in a positive way chemicals are released that help him build an attachment to you.
Through this type of interaction, your child will be positively impacted. As a result of a newly established bond, it will become increasingly more difficult for your teen to rebel against your authority.
What About Discipline
Parents may tend to think that this may negate the importance of discipline within the home.
On the contrary, consistent positive touches, such as hugs, will positively impact your teen and make appropriate discipline much more effective.
What are your thoughts on the importance of positive touch?