Jan 23, 2013 Bear Hug We have been teaching our son the art of giving a bear hug, and I have to say we have a 70% successful rate :). Seven out of ten times he hugs either of us when we ask him for a bear hug. Even though my goal is to increase this percentage to 100%, I will take the current percentage of received bear hugs. I guess its because I truly believe that 30% of the time when he refuses to give us a bear hug, he's just pulling our chain. And so we just give him a bear hug. He's a smart, sneaky little fellow by getting what he wants without asking for stuff.