Mothers suffer hug deficit, survey suggests

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 02 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 02 May, 2007, 12:00am

Most people do not tell their mothers they love them, according to a survey. More than 80 per cent of 500 people interviewed said they never directly expressed their love for their mother, for example by embracing them or giving them a kiss. Seventy per cent said they spend half an hour talking with their mothers each day, and a similar proportion recognised their mothers' hard work for their family, the survey for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong and massage chair maker Osim found. Church social worker Keswick Chuk Wing-hung suggested family members should use more expressive body language.