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

A nice method to calm children during playdates or gatherings with friends and family

Method of setting and accepting boundaries without words

Increases comfortableness with touch among family members

Easier time managing children

More family time

Stronger family bonds

A connection with child that is caring.