It is known that showing love and affection positively helps children. In fact parenting styles, shape children for life. Below is an excerpt from a post on parent.com, on How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness for Life.
“How often do you hug your children?
We all live busy, stressful lives and have endless concerns as parents, but it is clear that one of the most important things we need to do is to stop and give our kids a big loving squeeze. Research over the past decade highlights the link between affection in childhood and health and happiness in the future.
According to Child Trends – the leading nonprofit research organization in the United States focused on improving the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families – science supports the idea that warmth and affection expressed by parents to their children results in life-long positive outcomes for those children.
Higher self-esteem, improved academic performance, better parent-child communication, and fewer psychological and behavior problems have been linked to this type of affection. On the other hand, children who do not have affectionate parents tend to have lower self esteem and to feel more alienated, hostile, aggressive, and anti-social.
There have been a number of recent studies that highlight the relationship between parental affection and children’s happiness and success.”
The rest of the post can be found at, https://www.parent.com/how-a-parents-affection-shapes-a-childs-happiness-for-life/.
Keep on, keeping on.
Clemson University, BS Psychology ’18
Case Management Intern
Destination Greatness, PLLC
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