Hugs are a way to show love and support for people we care about. In this same way, hugging yourself is a way to help nurture your sense of self-care.
- Watch the video together, hug yourself (wrap your arms around your own body), and invite children to do the same.
- Invite kids to try patting themselves on the back, closing their eyes, rocking back and forth, rocking side to side, or squeezing tightly or gently. Do they have a favorite way to hug themselves?
- Remind kids that when they’re feeling anxious, sad, angry, or scared—or any of those feelings at the same time—a hug can feel really good.