Is it ever ok to be less than perfect as a parent? When parents focus on perfection they are likely avoiding the feelings driving this need. They can also be subconsciously passing this expectation on to their child.
I can’t tell you how many times a day I hear this statement from my own child. It’s definitely challenging for me to think about how to give her the amount of play she is requesting, and obviously guilt provoking when I play with other people’s children all day, but don’t have time to play with… Continue reading Play! Please Play With Me!!! Why Your Child Needs Play and What to Do About It
You are a parent and this little human is looking at you, watching you, learning from you, and needing you. There hasn’t been any time in your life when you’ve known this profound feeling and it is an experience that is difficult to explain (full of awe, terror, love, frustration and overwhelm to name a few… Continue reading What Parents Should Know About Their Young Child’s Emotional Health