Devon Still, a defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, is shown here with his daughter Leah Sari. In June 2014, Leah was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma (cancer).
A strong body language signal of affection is a leaning toward and touching of heads. This can occur during a hug or other contact such as a lateral leaning with a picture pose or during cuddling. Parents who hug/make contact with their children with routine head tilts and head touches have higher degrees of affection and empathy compared those parents who do not commonly tilt and/or touch heads during hugs/contact.
The distinction of affection and its relationship to love is imperative. For those for whom we have sincere affection, we always have love - yet not all for whom we love do we have affection.
God bless you Leah. Stay strong and heal quickly.
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