The Science of Affection

Science proves that being warm, loving, and responsive are important actions parents need to do to help their children’s development. Benefits from physical affection last throughout childhood and adulthood. The more affection a child gets, the more their confidence and desire to explore the world grow.
Human touch is essential for brain development and physical growth.
Exhibiting physical affection through actions such as hugs, holding hands, and patting on the shoulder benefits both the person giving and the person receiving. 
Biologically it causes a release of oxytocin, also known as the love hormone.
Oxytocin stimulates growth, strengthens the immune system, and even helps wounds heal faster. Also, it reduces stress, relieves anxiety, and even lowers blood pressure.
This makes children grow into smarter, healthier, and more resilient individuals. Affection also builds trust and works as a bridge helping parents and their children bond.
Affection makes children feel loved, builds up resilience, and makes them stronger.

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