How To Cuddle Your Teens (And Grown-Up Children)

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

I notice this is an oddity, even in Western cultures, to be always touching and hugging one's teenage child. Those who spout attachment parenting in early years are surprisingly non-tactile to their teens.  My psychologist friend tells me that there is this belief that the teenage years is about "individuating" a child, that is to say, force them to become self-sufficient.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Lose Touch With Each Other

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

In 1967 the humanistic psychologist Dr. Sidney Jourard made an informal study of touch. He travelled to several countries observing how many times people touched one another in informal settings... In Puerto Rico he counted 180 touches an hour between two people. In Mexico City it was 185. In Paris it was 115. In Florida it was two and in London it was a big fat zero.

A Woman's Body 'Heats Up' When Touched By A Male Stranger, Say Research

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women get hotter when they feel a stranger's touch - especially when the person making contact is a man, a study has shown. Scientists measured a s...

'24' Film Is Missing One Thing

PA | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Kiefer Sutherland has revealed he's "cautiously optimistic" that filming will begin on the movie adaptation of 24 this spring. The actor said the s...