Pos­i­tive res­o­lu­tions for the new year

Most us make New Year’s res­o­lu­tions, but we of­ten fail to stick to them. For­get about eat­ing less choco­late and ex­er­cis­ing more. If you can stick to the fol­low­ing 9 res­o­lu­tions your 2018 will be filled with peace and joy, says Ilse Salzwedel

Your Baby & Toddler - - News -

I WILL HUG MY CHIL­DREN EV­ERY DAY

It’s sci­en­tif­i­cally proven that touch re­in­forces a bet­ter bond be­tween you and your child. Pos­i­tive touch also makes your child feel bet­ter about him­self. Not only does a pos­i­tive self­im­age make your child feel happier, it im­proves their lan­guage abil­i­ties and in­tel­li­gence, makes them less self­ish and it helps them sleep bet­ter!

Reg­u­lar hugs ease ten­sion, pain and de­pres­sion and lead to a more pos­i­tive out­look on life. It makes you feel loved and fos­ters a sense of be­long­ing.

Chris­tian fam­ily psy­chol­o­gist Dr James Dob­son be­lieves touch is an im­por­tant ex­pres­sion of love that fills your child’s emo­tional well even if he does not even un­der­stand words yet.

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