Physical Touch Love Language
All children need physical affection for healthy development, however some children feel LOVED through safe physical touch.
Is Physical Touch your child’s love language?
- Do they love to receive hugs and kisses?
- Do they enjoy giving and receiving High Fives?
- Do they like to cuddle?
- Do they ask to be carried?
- Do they enjoy physical interaction: racing, wrestling, tag, climbing in your lap?
Mom Tips: Communicating Physical Touch Love Language To Your Child
Showing love to your Physical Touch Love Language child doesn’t have to take extra time or effort. When you are together with your child, include physical affection.
Examples of the Physical Touch Love Language:
- Hold hands
- Hug often
- Have your child sit in a bean bag chairs
- Family cuddles
- Sing action songs
- Tickle fun
- Plan family physical activities
- Read stories together on the couch or your lap
Mom-to-Mom Tip: If your child likes to be cuddled and squeezed a lot, they may need extra pressure on their bodies. I recommend first talking to an Occupational Therapist.
Second I’d recommend looking into a home bean bag (also sold at Target) or a “Calming Station. Being squished all over can bring a great sense of calm to a child who loves to be touched. You’ll hear their breathing slow and their behavior will improve!
Tips on Safe Touching
Studies have shown that when a Dad hugs his daughter she has higher self esteem, better self image, and feels more beautiful.
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