06 Apr '17, 2pm

6 ways in which parents hinder kids' playtime

6 ways in which parents hinder kids' playtime

Play is so crucial for children, and yet overzealous parents have a horrible habit of ruining it. Raising kids is hard and you’ll make a lot of mistakes along the way, but please don’t screw up playtime. Play is everything to children. It’s the way they learn to manipulate objects, resolve conflict, negotiate differences, use their imaginations, and relax. Play is crucial to a child’s wellbeing, and yet it’s frequently inhibited by overzealous parents who make the erroneous assumption that more structure is better, while the opposite is, in fact, true. The key to successful playtime is letting go. Here are some common ways in which parents ruin play for their kids, and that every parent should watch out for. Some of these suggestions come from child development specialist Merete Kropp via an article in the Washington Post , others from various parenting blogs , and some fr...

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