Most parents understand that playing with a 3-year-old is not the same as playing with a 10-year-old. Children change and develop so quickly and it can be difficult for parents to keep up and understand how to play in different ways as their child grows.
What is self-regulation? Self-regulation, or emotional regulation, is a hugely important skill for children to learn and develop (adults too!) and it means understanding and managing your behaviors and reactions to strong feelings. Self-regulation is necessary for learning and getting along with others. It includes being able to resist highly emotional […]
Your child runs up to you and demands, “Play with me!” You are in the middle of writing an email. You also have a list a mile long of all the things you need to do today. This is so typical of your life these days. There is just never enough time in a day to do all the things you want to … In the end, you feel guilty when you think you are not devoting enough time to playing with your child. This is a very common situation for most parents and it doesn’t feel good! In this Blog, I want to give you some ideas for parent-child play that may provide you with some information and lessen these uncomfortable feelings.
Is questioning your child good or bad? The answer is neither! Questions can be very helpful in engaging and supporting your child, but if there are too many asked, can become overwhelming and anxiety producing for your child. There are benefits to asking fewer questions to your child. This article will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of questioning your child.
Parenting can be very challenging, especially when time is short and there are many things that need to get done in a day. Parents often find they just don’t have enough time to play with their children, which then results in guilty feelings … One way to solve this problem is to include your child in household chores by making the activities playful and fun in order to engage your child in the chore activity.