Mom Louise Mallett knew she had to do something when her 4-year-old son Max told her he cried after she dropped him off at school for the first time. After all, he would need a little help calming his nerves so he could have a more positive experience for the rest of the year. Luckily, this genius mom knew just what to do.
"I could tell he was feeling a little emotional this morning, so we had a chat and came up with the idea of having a heart [on our hands] and if we pressed it, it'd sent a hug to the other one — it totally worked!" Mallett wrote on Facebook.
Prepared as ever, Mallet drew the first heart on her son's hand, but also drew a spare heart on his arm in case the first one wore off. Then, some magic happened with the hearts.
She wrote, "We 'charged' them by holding hands on the way to school, and when I picked [him] up, I said, 'Did you get my hugs?' and he happily said, 'Yep!'"
It gets even better. Mallet's son told her that he pressed his heart several times, but he did not cry at all during the day — meaning her hug button trick was an overwhelming success.
Now, Mallet can't wait for her son to enjoy many more happy days at school down the line. But she wants other children to be able to enjoy their time at school, which is why she's been sharing it with mothers who might be in similar situations.
We don't know about you, but we're taking notes from this brilliant lady!
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