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  1. Jill Nissen says:

    Those are some great ideas, and I like the research that you presented.

  2. Love these!! Another fun one! The Simon says hug! We started this when my son was about 2 year old.
    “Simon says open your arms.”
    “Simon says wrap them around your mommy.”
    “Simon says squeeeeeeze!”
    He loved it! He’s 8 now and whenever he needs an extra smile I just call his name and say, “Simon says open your arms!”

    1. Oh my goodness, Chani. That is the MOST adorable hug tradition! Thank you so much for sharing that. <3

  3. I have definitely fallen into only giving quick hugs. Thank you so much for posting this! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my kids with some hugs!