Take a Moment to Hug Your Child

Most parents love their children more than their own lives. But sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we are too busy to notice that our children need a more loving emotional connection with us.

Do we show our love and compassion to our children everyday? If no, please take a moment to hug and kiss your child now.

We, as parents, do menial tasks for our children everyday to prove our love for them. We take care of them, cook for them, send them to school, tuck them to sleep etc.  But to our children, they may not be able to ‘feel’ our love and the emotional connection from all these daily activities.

I absolutely adore the Eight-Second Hugging method taught by Shichida Method. I practice it everyday. It’s a simple, yet effective, way to communicate our love to our children. How to do it? Hug and continue to hold our children closely for 8 seconds. Our love will be communicated to our children’s heart instantly! Easy?

On my way home yesterday, I heard this from the Mobile TV, "Hugging is free, fits all sizes and can be exchanged easily." In fact, it is so true. Hugging is healthy for the body and soul. It brings a sense of security that no words can do. It strengthens the bond with our children too. So, let’s make hugging our children a daily ritual today!

I’m a full-time working mother with a passion for writing. Through my blog, I share the challenges of balancing a demanding full-time career with family, ups and downs of motherhood, parenting tips and home DIY flashcards for pre-schoolers.


I LOVE this article, thank

I LOVE this article, thank you. Everyday I hug my soon to be 10 month old DD and tell her I love her several times a day. And I intend to keep doing it until she’s grown and too embarassed to be hugged by her old Mom (which I hope is NEVER). DH and I hug each other as well. I will never take those I love and whom loves me for granted, any day.

We set a routine where we

We set a routine where we will chit chat with the boys before they sleep. More of update each other on what happen during the day. And we always ends with telling the boys that we love them. I guess I should add in a hug now. Good advise.

me too. strongly agree.

me too. strongly agree.

Lotsa hugs pls....

Yes! Totally agree. Whenever i see my son (who is baby sitted by my mum on weekdays), i will tell him "hug mummy pls" and my son will run to me and give me a big tight squeeze.  We hug each other many times a day too. This is one of the fastest and best way to transmit yr love to your children instantly. Hugs and kisses r free but love is priceless.



Ooh... and not forgetting....

Include parents into the list too, aye!

Psst.. buds hubs still gets hugs from his mommie. 


Spouses too!

Include spouses too!

In the hustle and bustle of daily routine,

couples can forget to have that meaningful

hug too… one that means something without

having to say anything kinda hug. Not the watch

TV kinda cuddle or after-sex cuddle… just a nice

big hug to tell we’ve been missed, is appreciated,

and still in love..



HI, buds & I hug our DDs everyday.

I personally make it a point to hug & kiss them before I set off for work.

When I come home, I also look forward to receiving hugs from them.

It just makes the day complete!


Hi Zack, Everyday, I hug my

Hi Zack,

Everyday, I hug my son, kiss him and tell him that I love him. Although he is only 21 months old, he understands it.. he nods his head and look into my eyes when he hears "I love you, son"… he hugs me too..


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I absolutely agree with you

I absolutely agree with you that hugging is healthy for the body and soul… Like all living things, we need to be and feel loved, cared for in order for us to flourish and grow đŸ™‚

I am glad to say that DS1 and DS2 has not gone thru a day w/o being kissed and hugged.

Thanks for the reminder again for something so basic and simple and yet possible to be neglected task.

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