The Kissing Hand is story for any child who confronts a difficult situation, and for the child with each of us who sometimes needs reassurance. A child entering a new school or going away to camp, a child entering foster care or residential care, a child facing a temporary separation from loved ones or the death of a parent, grandparent, or other special person, even a fearful adult, will find reassurance in these pages. Parents or others who care for children will find an unforgettable way of communicating the message that all of us most need to hear – “You are Loved.”
I am going to share the SECRET with you here:
The Kissing Hand Technique (saying Goodbye):
“A Secret? What kind of secret?”
“A very old secret,” Said his mother, “I learned it from my mother, and she learned it from hers. It’s called the Kissing Hand… I’ll show you…” (she) took Chester’s left hand and spread open his tiny fingers into a fan. Leaning forward, she kissed Chester right in the middle of his palm.
“Now,” she told Chester, “Whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press to your cheek and think ‘mommy loves you. mommy loves you.’ and that very kiss will jump to your face and fill you with toasty warm thoughts.”
She took Chester’s hand and carefully wrapped his fingers around the kiss. ‘Now, do be careful not to lose it,” she teased him.
Chester loved his kissing hand. Now he knew his mother’s love would go with him wherever he went. Even to school.
Wonderful Technique to use with your children when saying goodbye – would help a great deal with separation anxiety – kids who worry – kids who have fear or anxiety in general.