Authority of Affection

Kids need lots and lots of physical affection.  Well, actually we all do.  For most kids, extra daily physical kindness from parents will aid healthy brain development, confidence and (believe it or not) obedience.  A playful toss up in the air does more to establish the parent’s authority than a harsh talking to.  So if it is welcomed, daily load it on…high five, give a smooch, tousle hair, cuddle, back scratch, tickle feet and enjoy the authority of affection.