My daughter is a hugger. Always wanting a hug.
I know that hugging, and showing affection is important.
I understand that as her Dad it is important for me to show her physical expressions of love and affection.
Often, I sadly (and shamefully) confess, I act like I am doing her a favor when I give her a hug when she asks….
“Interesting fact: to be most effective at optimizing the flow of the chemicals oxytocin and serotonin – which boost mood and promote bonding – hold a hug for at least six seconds.”
Perhaps she is actually doing me the favor.
Hug those around you.