Benefits for Parents

 

 

Bonding, closeness with child

Give another to reach child 

Positive inter-action with school
Reminder of nurturing touch for parents/families

Oxytocin after-school “touch-in”

Decreased anxiety and disconnect

Improved sleep

Establishes perspective

Increases focus

Acceptance

Compassion

Understanding

Staying “in touch” with what is going on with child

Increased love and affection

Builds better communication

Trust

Teaches consent

Quality family time

Crossing mid line – benefits executive function

Lessens aggression

Builds community within the family