Pretend play is not only delightful, it’s also an extraordinarily valuable learning experience for children.
When we discipline our children, our primary goal should be to help them develop the long-term character strengths we want them to have.
Through this process, your child can become more aware of their own moral compass.
It happens from time to time. Out comes a zinger like: “I hate you, mom” Or: “I am never going to school again.” Or, worse in some ways, they retreat to their room or a closet and refuse to come out for hours.
Hopscotch, jump rope, dodgeball … did you know that playing these games as a kid actually made you smarter? Exercise, particularly the kind that challenges your body to move differently or learn new tasks, helps grow neurons and increase the nerve pathways in your brain.