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Benefits of Cuddling

by Holly Lesnick (aka Ms. Holly)

My 8 year old son Aiden and I have a daily morning ritual. Before I’m allowed to even get up and out of bed, my husband cuddles him while carrying him to our room. Aiden crawls on me, and we cuddle and hug for a long time. Before that, I am always groggy, and tired and craving my coffee… but something happens after that hug. It invigorates me, and brings me a sense of happiness and peace. I’ve always had a feeling it does the same for him too.

Well today, I came across a simple article at benefitof.net, on the health benefits of cuddling, and it confirmed what I already knew to be true! Cuddling has many health benefits!

I’ve learned through this article, that cuddling reduces stress and induces oxytocin release. Oxytocin is produced primarily in the hypothalamus and acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. This article also states that cuddling actually lowers blood pressure, along with improving mood and relationships. Well, no wonder I’m better after my daily morning hug with Aiden, then before it!

In Kindermusik class at Grow and Sing Studios, we have what we call “quiet time”. I dim the lights, grab my guitar, and asked parents to take their child to their own space in the room where they can bond together. I quietly walk around and serenade, leading these quietly bonding families in song. I spend many moments educating parents that relaxation is a learned behavior and that the earlier we learn to relax the better. Well, in addition to this benefit, in every class, families are enjoying the health benefits of cuddling as well.

So try to get in some cuddles today, and get healthy!

Ms. Holly at Grow and Sing Studios cuddling with her son Aiden.

Ms. Holly at Grow and Sing Studios cuddling with her son Aiden.

 

SUMMER 2020 CALENDAR


It’s June 2020 and we are celebrating 15 years of Grow and Sing!

All Summer classes will be held online.
Bilingual Birdies Summer begins (14 weeks held each Monday) 
– June 1, 2020
Kindermusik House Party Session A begins (5 weeks unlimited)
 – June 8 – 13, 2020
Online Tap Dance Class Session A begins (5 weeks long) – June 10, 2020
Kindermusik House Party Session A ends – July 6 – 10, 2020
Online Tap Dance Class Session A ends – July 8, 2020

SUMMER 2020 CALENDAR


Kindermusik House Party Session B begins (5 weeks unlimited) – July 20 – 24, 2020
Online Tap Dance Class Session B begins (5 weeks long)
– July 22, 2020
Kindermusik House Party Session B ends –  August 17 – 21, 2020
Online Tap Dance Class Session B ends – August 19, 2020
Bilingual Birdies Summer ends – August 31, 2020

All classes held online via zoom in a secure classroom. Due to licensing agreements and child protection laws, we do not record classes. All classes are live and interactive. We hope to resume in person classes in September if it is safe to do so.

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