Touching and affection with a baby comes naturally. Many of us can barely keep our hands off of their sweet little selves! Kissing, squeezing and snuggling comes simple with a baby.
But as they grow and develop, and as our lives become more complex and busy, we must be mindful as parents to not lay off the affection. It’s a habit that can easily communicate love when our words sometimes fail us. Affection is a real need for our children and we need to be reminded of the importance that our touch has in their hearts.
Y’all, I’m mostly preaching to myself…because in the hustle and bustle and business of getting life done, I have to remind myself to reach out and share my affection with my older children who are no longer consistently hanging on me or in my arms all day.
And I figured if I needed a reminder than maybe you did too.
Go and kiss those big kids…and make affection a habit in your home.