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Showing affection towards a child

Over the years I have seen lots of new parents that di not hold their children a lot, or comfort them when their crying – because the parents do not want to “spoil” the child. When I try to explain that lack of physical contact leads to social and behavioral problems later in life, it appears that my words fall on deaf ears.

Humans are social animals, we herd together to feel safe and to feel loved. Its just part of nature. But for some reason certain parents feel that holding their child, does more harm then good.

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