What to Do When You Hit Hurdles in Special Time | A Parenting Resources Guide – Parents Article

I’ve been teaching about Special Time this week and it’s led me to think more about my journey with it. These days we do Special Time for about 15 minutes per child every day, and it’s a chunk of time that we all, me included, enjoy. The impact on how my kids feel and therefore their behaviour is crystal clear. But it hasn’t always been like that. So if you’ve been dabbling in Special Time, and hearing wonderful stories of…

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How to Help a Clingy Child Play Independently – Parents Article

Your clingy child won’t play independently? In this post, you’ll learn how play therapists help increase kids capacity for play – and how you can too at home.   A parent I was working with once said, “My child would still want more from me if I was watching over her and doing nothing else for 24 hours per day!” What parent doesn’t feel that way?! Children have a huge need for our undivided attention, and an appetite for us that…

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Do you know when your child needs you most of all? | A Parenting Resources Guide – Parents Article

The last time you asked your child to tidy the crayons, they smashed the whole box on the floor and ripped up the color sheet. You have to psyche yourself up when you need them to turn off the TV, because…BOOM! Epic meltdown. Forget about asking for a hug. Your child wriggles away the minute you place a hand on their shoulder. Does every request you make send your child into a raging meltdown? Now you can stop walking on…

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