Okay, so most of us want a better relationship with our kid...even the ones with big, huge emotions that make us feel like crappy parents. Tell me I’m wrong...and mean it. If the relationship with your kid could use some improvement, you could keep doing what you’re doing (you know, they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…) or you could implement small changes to start the process gradually. It’s complete
Shout out to all of you parents out there! Seriously, parenting is hard. Sometimes really hard. Some kids are more challenging than others, yet you guys keep moving forward, doing the best you can. That’s awesome. BUT many of us are failing our kids. “Wait, what? How can you praise us and then turn around and say we’re failing?” Well, for the most part, you are doing great. You are loving your children ferociously. You are teaching them that they matter. Their feelings matter
As a national play therapy week comes to an end, I thought it would be a great idea to inform readers as to what play therapy is and how it can be beneficial. Children express themselves through play activities. They act out movies and scenes; they pretend to be super heroes, race cars, dogs, etc. in an effort to experience different facets of life and to gain different perspectives (they don’t know this yet). It is in these play activities that they learn how to interact wit
We are halfway through 2014, you think we'd know how to...How many times have you said or heard that? Well it's 2014, you think we'd know how to...raise kids...right? Raising kids is tough and it doesn't matter if you have 1 or 6, it's still a hard job. The world has changed so much that it's hard for even the younger parents to stay on top of things in their child's world. Parenting toddlers and teenagers is especially tough. It can be excrutiatingly difficult. Toddlers are
Children are little humans who experience the whole gambit of emotions. You’ve heard the squeals of delight, seen the tears of sadness and the throws of frustration. When your son bites his hand or when your 13-year-old has a screaming fit that started because you looked at her, what is really going on? Is it that she’s mad or can she just not communicate the feeling with you? Children often don’t have the words to tell you what they are feeling, so parents are left interpret
If I asked you to define ‘play’ what would you say? Is it only for kids? How do you think it benefits a small human to play?
What about a big human? It’s no secret that kids like to play, in fact, they need to play, so do adults.
Shouldn’t there be a way to include play in our lives so that we are just more relaxed human beings?
Play is important to build and promote fine and gross motor skills, communication and social emotional skills in children. It’s during playtime