Simple As That: The Emergency Hug

Thank you all for your comments on Monday’s post.  If you haven’t taken a peek at the discussion going on over there, you really should.  Following my own advice, I decided to take a few things off of my own plate this week and so I’m re-running one of my favorite Simple Kids posts, written by Megan Tietz of Sorta Crunchy.  I think we could all use an Emergency Hug from time to time. – Kara

As you may have guessed from the article I wrote earlier this year on how to be intentional with touch, one of the primary ways I give and receive love is through affection.

I wanted to share something with you today that my mother created when we were children.  It’s so simple yet so effective when you need a time-out from the moment to reconnect with your child.  My mother called it “an emergency hug.”

I can remember when we were kids, my mom would just call to one of the four of us and say, “I need an emergency hug!”  We would stop whatever we were doing and run to my mother’s open arms. It is one of the sweetest memories of my childhood, and it’s something I’ve started doing with my own daughters.

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