Physical Expression of Affection in Indian Families

Affection is a simple and delightful emotion, which when conveyed, lets the other know that they matter and are cared for. There are several ways to let this feeling travel and reach its destination, of which physical touch or hugs are a significant mode. However, is physical touch an integral and conscious part of our parenting or does it need some revisiting in today’s socio-cultural context and our childhood experiences? Read on.

(First published and reproduced from the leading magazine ParentEdge)