Basically parents know the importance of the relationship and closeness between parents and their children. Many studies show that, most of parents think that spending their time with children is more important than other things. The point is both parent and child need each other love. Many parents and children think when they don't feel love and affection from each other, the harmony of the family is incomplete.
On the other hand, relationships between parents and children have been neglected, and this triggers disharmony in the family, and of course this will influence the psychological development of the child. There are a lot of reason why this can happen. The most common cause is because of economy problem. Sometimes both parents must work and have been busy everyday, so they don't have enough time to be at home with their children. If this condition happen, one way that the parents can do to have closer relationship with their children is to hug the child.
Parents embrace to their children can build a bond and strong affection between children and their parents. Gets a hug means support, and for that hug means will lead to self-confidence. The presence of endomorphins hormone that appears when being hugged can reduce the tension and nerves as well as blood pressure. Research Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health in the University of Italy shows that children who often gets hug from the parents will be have more effective recovery from depression, and have self-confidence to solve various problems. A hug when the baby is born into the world will transfer some kind of micro-organisms that makes the baby have stronger immune system. And when this hug continue to childhood can make the child have better mood and will not be easily stress. Do not believe to the myth that said a child who often gets a hug would be a crybaby. The facts is the opposite, psychologically, children who often gets hugs will grow into a loving child who always feel comfortable and have high level of confidence.
So get used to hug your children before you go for work. Just one sincere hug. Do not be hasty, devote all your affection and love when you hug your child. When you come home from work, even though the child was already asleep, hug him even when sleeping. Sometime you can also sleep with your child and hugged him. Despite being in subconscious level, hug from their parents during sleep can strengthens bond between parents and children. Because when they sleep, children are still in alpha waves, which are able to receive stimulation and vibration of the feelings of love and affection of their parents.