Six year olds can be such complicated little humans! They are learning so many new things and their brains are changing so much! With the learning, though, comes the mood swings and the stubbornness. The 6-year old has a strong pull to independence and will push the boundaries in an effort to do things themselves….and then become extremely overwhelmed and just want to cry about it all. They are curious, creative, and talkative at 6. They probably love showing off their skills
Play. It’s a seemingly simple task but adults really struggle with letting go and just playing with their children. We often get all caught up in our own logic and forget the magic of just letting things play out, with little logic and interference from those with experience. Our small humans learn about their world through play. It’s pretty clear from about 0-7 but then a child’s play morphs into less actual playing and more games, competition, and exploration of boundaries.
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
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