3. Hugging Increases Self-esteem
Hugs are often associated with feeling loved and special. Usually this stems from experiences many of us had as children, where we were the beneficiaries of a great deal of touching and hugging from our parents. Because hugging children affects them their entire lives, and infant will even fail to thrive without adequate touch, touching and hugging children is immensely important. Hugs lead to our ability to feel loved by others and to love ourselves, increasing our self-esteem.