Unfortunately, school officials are less than enthusiastic about teenagers hugging at school.
And schools from Hillsdale, N.J., to Bend, Ore., wary in a litigious era about sexual harassment or improper touching — or citing hallway clogging and late arrivals to class — have banned hugging or imposed a three-second rule.
Boys are hugging boys, girls are hugging girls, and boys and girls are hugging each other.
Teenagers innately know something about hugging: it is good for your health! Studies have proven that hugs actually help protect the heart by reducing stress and lower blood pressure…and what is more stressful than being a teenager!