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I love the new podcast—thanks to you both! One thing I struggle with in terms of play is how much I should play WITH the kids (mine are ages 3 and 5). They often want me to play with them, but it seems more important to me that they learn to entertain themselves through free play rather than having me entertain them. But I want to balance that with spending quality time with them doing what they want to do (like Christine talked about in one of her recent blog posts). Any advice on this dilemma?

Amy Starr Redwine | 6:52 am, September 29, 2010 | Link

 
Why Play is Important for Self-Discipline

I agree with you that it is nice when kids can play on
their own, and that takes practice.  I generally do play
with my kids, but only things that I genuinely enjoy.  It
makes a difference in my relationship with them if I do
this a little bit each day—even just 5 minutes of
rough-housing, and then they can play in their room.

Christine Carter | 11:44 am, October 1, 2010 | Link

 

I love the new podcast—thanks to you both! One thing
I struggle with in terms of play is how much I should
play WITH the kids (mine are ages 3 and 5). They
often want me to play with them, but it seems more
important to me that they learn to entertain
themselves through free play rather than having me
entertain them. But I want to balance that with
spending quality time with them doing what they
want to do (like Christine talked about in one of her
recent blog posts). Any advice on this dilemma?

شات صوتي | 8:04 am, May 26, 2012 | Link

 

thhhankksss gooood

دردشة صوتية | 8:05 am, May 26, 2012 | Link

 
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