There are many studies that show how healthy a good hug is. When we hug or touch someone, our bodies produce the hormone called oxytocin, which has been shown in research to reduce stress.
For Global Hug Your Kid Day, you should not only hug to de-stress, you should also use hugs to teach your children how to connect with others through kind gestures. Hugging is a great emotional outlet. How many hugs have you given your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews today?