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We are all about safety around here. Eye protection- they’re closed. Hearing protection-big sister. Hopefully that covers all OHS requirements. #worksafe #homeschool #raisingkids #donttellyourmother #occupationalhealthandsafety #giterdone
The packaging is enough to make me wanna buy it. 😜
Children are the best teachers of unconditional love. #childrenteachus #unconditionallove #raisingkids #intentionalparenting
These 2 - working hard or hardly working?! 😄 Poor guys are either going to class, working at Home Depot or working at home! 🤪 We’re all ready for a break, but we’ve gotten SOOO much accomplished in the last week! Cabinets are being installed in the boys’ kitchen and bathroom, we finished Daniel’s office (ready for cabinets) and did the bathroom ceilings tonight (ready for cabinets over toilets)!!! Barely staying ahead of the installers with the hospital delay, but we’re making it happen, y’all! Home by Christmas (since Thanksgiving is only a few days away and we obviously missed that deadline)! 😄❤️🎉
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Have you ever questioned the validity of your actions or the validity of your emotions based on other people’s opinions? Ughh.. me too . But let’s be honest.. like Martha Graham said..”What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” That goes for people close to you as well . If you’re struggling with another person’s opinion of something you’re doing in your life.. don’t let it paralyze you... guess what.. their opinion isn’t the say all, end all! FYI.. most of the time there opinions is a reflection of themselves.. their opinions tell a lot more about them that It does about you . Let me just tell ya, I’d like to be a person that’s cheering you on and telling you that you ARE enough and what you’re doing MATTERS! Your opinion matters the MOST.. let’s all embrace some grace and ditch the judgments... oh and let’s also grab some cheesy noodles because life is a heck of a lot better with a bowl of Mac n cheese!
Nine months 🌷Piper has been busy this month cutting 5 teeth, starting to commando crawl and saying mum 😍
It’s worse when it’s NOT your kid....cause I will totally walk away from a YouTube story told by one of my offspring! #icanthearyou #yourebreakingup 📸 @badparentingmoments
It's time to get your cooking on! I absolutely love cooking for the holidays. There’s nothing more fun than your steady Eddie recipes that are such goodies, and trying some for the first time. Whether its something sweet or my favorite quasi-healthy vegetable dish (let's be honest it's not healthy 😂😂😂😂) I just love filling my babies tummy’s this time of the year. I would love to see your favorite recipes too! Drop your favorite goodies below so we can all enjoy. PS Our Black Friday sale starts Thanksgiving morning at 7am!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 Monday . . . . . #beautyblogger #beautycommunity #makeupartist #californiamua #bossbabe #momsofinstagram #girlmom #instabeauty #lipsense #momlife #beauty #job #glitterandglosswithheather #bts #love #empowerwomen #watchmeorjoinme #blessed #girlboss #faceoftheday #selflove #raisingkids #embraceyourself #tuesday
Mi muñe muñe con su sonata que conoce muy bien y le fascina 🎶💓 // #raisingkids #mozart #classicalmusic #pianoforte #toddlerhood #babygirl #auntielife #kids #toddlerlife
Happy National Child's Day! We are blessed to be able to give love, support, and care to our children freely in Canada. We all have an impact on our children. I wanted to thank everyone who positively builds children up in our communities whether that’s through your job, home, or your family. . This supports and encourages our children to thrive and stay healthy, which ultimately will impact all of our communities. . Lots of love, Dr. Z
My boys are finally at the age that they think it’s hysterical to stink up my car with whatever method necessary. And they laugh incessantly when I ask who left a dead rat in the car or why their feet smell like rotten fish and I roll the window down because it’s the worst ever. Then I roll it up and they start all over and it’s really the worst ever. ⠀ ⠀ I asked E the other day to fix a shirt that he somehow managed to partially hang up, by the collar. He put the hanger all the way inside and goes, “Is this better, or do you need me to inside out it?” I asked him to go ahead and turn it right side out 😂⠀ ⠀ They insist on reenacting The Hunger Games with their toothpaste when I tell them to go brush their teeth. That’s the only possible explanation for how it gets all over every square centimeter of the bathroom. ⠀ ⠀ They driving me absolutely batty, but I’m sure thankful for them. 😊❤️⠀ ⠀ What do your kids (fur or human) do that drive you nuts but is sort of endearing?⠀ ⠀ P.S. I do not look like this today...I’ve been cleaning The Toothpaste Hunger Games all day. Cheers to that 😋⠀ #thankfulformykids #theydrivemecrazybutilovethem #boysarestinky #boymomlife 💙 #momlife ❤️ #kidsbecrazy #thanksgivingweek #mandypark #theinstagramlab #momtribe #housecleaningday #raisingkids
Taking a break from nutrition this Thanksgiving week to put the spotlight on some extraordinary mamas - I am thankful for their constant inspiration! . Lindsay at @theleangreenbean is the internet friend that every mom needs. She shares the beautiful and not-at-all-beautiful parts of raising a family, and I admire her for putting it all out there. Because sometimes you just need to know that you're not alone in this crazy mom life. She is a meal prep NINJA and is so dedicated to nourishing her family. We are lucky that she shares her healthy recipes and meal prepping wizardry with us. Thank you for being an inspiring mama, Lindsay! . 📷: @theleangreenbean . . .
Coooooooooookieeeee!!! 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 #ilovehim @simpsonsuperstars #youhadmeatgrover 📸: @cynicalparent
I have been talking a lot about traveling and food but this one is so close to my heart for an update. At the dentists, my daughter was scared and this lovely lady doc gave her ample time to relax and my little one even sang to her one of her favourite songs (she is learning music and she doesn’t even know it’s raag yaman), what followed was uninterrupted 10 minutes of dentistry and we were done! I love the ladies at work! They are professionals with so much empathy to the people they work with! Diversity as we call it should have greater acceptance, for the sheer amount of happy clients or customers it can produce. #momsworld #singleparent #sharent #momanddaughter #parents #raisingkids #motherdaughter #dentists #womenatwork #classicalmusic #raagas #mom #momslife
Tell the truth & shame the devil! 🤣🤣🤣 . Who else takes those extra minutes of peace & quiet after pulling up to the house? . Feeling like a thief, stealing free time. 🤣 . #motherhood #instamom #parenthood #timeout #freetime #mommytime #momblogger #sittinginthecar #instamom #wellness #selfcare #truthteller #thetruthaboutmotherhood #dandlme #fatherhood #childhood #raisingkids #mentalhealthbreak
Anyone else feeling like this is the longest short week ever? Today was the Monday-est Tuesday there ever was. John accidentally took my keys to San Antonio (3.5 hours away), Athena had 3 meltdowns in Target when I told her she couldn’t get an “Anna Elsa” nightgown, the dog peed on me when I picked him up, and I could go on. Wednesday night can’t come soon enough.
"Mama, I just love you so much. I love you as big as the very big meteor that smooshed all the dinosaurs." *promptly tackles me, smothering me in slobbery kisses which are all too reminiscent of the spit from yesterday* 🦕 This is 3, the sequel. #balance
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We are OPEN on Wednesday, November 21st! #raisingastoria #raisingkids #kidsclasses #astoriaqueens #astoriakids
When the car ride home from the library isn’t quite long enough for her to fall asleep but you can tell she’s almost out, you drive around the neighborhood just a little longer while the older kids read their new library books. ______ This girl can sleep anywhere and can be transferred from car seat to stroller, to bed, to airplane, to wherever there is a place to lay down and keep snoozing. #thirdchild #shecansleepanywhere #alwaysonthego #thankfulmama #naptime 😴 #thisistwo #raisingkids #youngestsibling #mommoments #tuesdayvibes #librarybooks #readwithyourkids #teachermom #mamaspeaceofmind
#WunderMoms , we see you, and #QWunder exists to help support your goal to raise good humans. Download the #QWunderApp today to learn more. . . . #EQtainment #SEL #Parenting #Motherhood #RaisingKids #EdChat #EdTech #SocialSkills #LifeSkills #LifeLessons
I wish I had a before picture of the 5 loads of laundry that covered the laundry room this morning. All that matters is the clutter is gone, and I am happy. #momlife #laundryfordays #raisingkids
Asking this question might surprise you sometimes, because we think we know what they love, but it might not be always right! Ask the question and Make time to do that thing they love doing with you, and make it so special🙌🏽❤️
Introducing new juice... Trying out orange + carrot juice 🍊🥕😄! They both liked it... little Punky loved the smell! ☺️ They said they can barely taste the difference and you have the big plus of eating veggies! . They both have been seeing me add orange juice to my heavy metal detox smoothie and asked for orange juice... why not try a veggie in there! ☺️ . I remembered how delicious this mix is and so happy to have one more option of natural homemade juice option for our family! 🙌🏼👌🏼 #familywellness #juicing #kidsworld #kids #healthyliving
Our kids already got our hearts before they were even born. 👩‍👧‍👦🤗 #MBMomsAndBabies #momquotes #Wednesdayquote #inspirational #motherhood #parenting #raisingkids
The standard touristy family photo, taken by a friendly co-tourist. I love it. But pictures of us all together has me wondering: Are my kids growing? Or am I just shrinking? . . . . . . . . . #growingfamily #raisingkids #familytravel #caesarsheadstatepark #scstateparks #optoutside #forceofnature #wildandfree #nashvilleexplorersclub #mountainbridgewildernessarea #schiking #ditchingsuburbia #upcountry #touristing #rvfta #findyouraway #travelwithkids #homeschool365 #roadtrip #scenicview #familyadventure
YOGA #balance FUN! 🧘🏻‍♂️💪🏼 Love it when I find kids seeking this input out of their own desire to get their body moving while having fun... this is how I found him after playing for a little while... he did choose his own mudra! 👏🏼👌🏼 #familywellness #familyfitness #balance #sensoryplay #kidfitness #yogalove #brainbalance
Not just the food I eat...the food our FAMILY eats!!!!! Kids (7 and 9) have been eating out SAME meals for years now!! . Want healthy kids...it starts with YOU and YOUR food choices and habits. . 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️Want to live your best life together...it start with your habits created together...at home! ❤️❤️
Sometimes when we get caught up in our child’s storm we can forget that they have feelings too! It’s so important that children know that all feeling are ok and never to be dismissed. Validating a child’s feelings is a good way to help them understand this. Being empathic and compassionate to them is very often all they need. #parentingsolutions #parentingtips #parentingadvice #parentcoaching #parentingcoach #moms #parents #mombloggers #momsofinstagram #parentsofinstagram #motherhood #raisingkids #raisingconfidentkids #raisingresilientkids #raisingmotivatedkids #parentingtoddlers #parentingteenagers #positivediscipline #positiveparenting #peacefulparenting #consiousparenting #parentinginthethickofit #revolutionizingmotherhood #emotioncoaching #selfregulation #feelingsfirst
{Perfectly Imperfect} Can anyone relate? 📷 This year we decided to kill two birds with one stone and since we set up a photo shoot for our new employees headshots we figured we would try our hand at holiday photo at the same time. 🎄 Being that Ralph and I appreciate so much true and authentic humans I decided to share our true and authentic selves. 🎄 We don’t pretend to run a tight ship. Anyone who says they do is full of it and not being honest with themselves or others or they are focusing on the wrong things. 🎄 Truth is raising young kids is ugly, messy, and chaotic in the most beautiful of ways. Especially when you’re doing it right! Embrace it. Cherish it. Share it. It’s gone in an instant. 🎄 Here’s proof that the amazing product that this photo will result in that will be gracing some of your refrigerators in the not so distant future was actually an absolute mess. 🎄 #perfectlyimperfect #womenwhowork #bereal #betrue #raisingkids #parentswhonailedit #nailedit #parenting #parentinghumor 📷@marktomaras
I too was one of the 44% and looking back now I had a beautiful athletic body. But comparison is the thief of joy. So lets start younger. Let's talk to our kids about WHY they should LOVE their bodies and why its not only OK that their body is different from their friends...it is to be CELEBRATED! Self love wasn't a hot topic when my mom was young and raising us, but when you KNOW better, you DO better, so WE have a responsibility to instill this in our children <3 #bodypositive #selfesteem #parenting #buildingselfesteem #toddlerparentingbooks #bodypositivemovement #raisingkids #singleparents #positiveparenting #bodypositivebooks #loveyourbodyquotes #storiesforkids #childrensstories #parentingtips #Selflove #childrensliterature #raisingareader #picturebook #earlyyears #kidbookstagram #homeschool #momsofinstagram #learningthroughplay #reading #earlychildhoodeducation #kidlit #kidlitart
Have you checked your email? We just dropped some pre-holiday prep tips from our therapists that WILL help you have a smoother more stress-free holiday! Check it out: https://mailchi.mp/6d8375d660d1/is-your-family-prepared-for-the-holidays-339967 - If you aren't already signed up to receive our bi-monthly newsletters, head on over to the "Newsletter Signup" tab on our Facebook page to get on the list! #parentadvice #preholidayprep #preppingfortheholidays #holidayprep #prepforsuccess #stressfreeholiday #travelingfortheholidays #holidaytravelguide #holidaysurvivalguide #thanksgiving2018 #thanksgivingtips #holidaytips #holidayadvice #parentadvice #momadvice #dadadvice #raisingchildren #raisingkids #familytherapy #familytherapist #behavioralwellness #behavioraltherapy
It’s ok to be the adult you never had ❤️ xx-Dana
🌱🥧Grow your own pie 🥧 🌱 Several years ago the kids had an epiphany when they realized that the things we grow can be turned into pie😯They’ve tended to the pumpkins in our garden with special care ever since🎃 #gardeningwithkids #growfood #pumpkinpie #gardeningtips #kidseedco
Coen and Austin added chevrons to their list of achievements in Juniors Jiu Jitsu🙌🏻 Coen earned his gold Leadership Chevron after first earning his coaching, teaching and Samurai life style. He earned his Leadership Chevron by completing 12 hours of community service. Well done Coen “Glen CoCo” Dalton👊🏻 Austin earned his purple teaching chevron after teaching Ogoshi (major hip toss) to the adults Jiu Jitsu class. He didn’t skip a beat and did a fantastic job👍🏻 At SBG we teaching the most effective Martial Art in the World but it’s the least imports skill we teach😉 Find out for yourself by clicking on the link in our bio. #kalispell #downtownkalispell #kidsmartialarts #montana #growinggorillas #childdevelopment #curriculum #sbg #futureleaders #raisingboys #raisingkids @downtownkalispell
Precious memories ❤ So often we get caught up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life that sometimes we forget to slow down, take a breath and take it all in. Enjoy the simple things. . . . . . #myfamily #familyday #familyiseverything #live #begrateful #smile #laugh #lovehard #behappy #preciousmemories #beachday #sandytoes #sunshinecoast #serenity #lifeisgood #bliss #getoutside #outdoors #raisingkids #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #letthembelittle
スワイプして見てください☆ 車だとチャイルドシートで包まれて振動があって心地良いのか寝てくれます。他に上手くいった寝かしつけ方があれば教えて頂きたい…。ほんとに。 #卒乳 #寝かしつけ #育児 #育児漫画 #子育て #raisingkids #kids #育休中 #2人目育児 #1歳 #3歳 #育児日記 #漫画 #絵日記 #イラスト #illustration #comic #manga #mam
pausing from the work day to join dia for booksgiving who was my lil classroom tour guide✨ 🦃 🙏🏻 # #photoglife #strongwomen #mommylife #mygirls #raisingkids #parenting #documentmylife #existinphotos #lifejournal #lightchaser
Join us this Thanksgiving Eve for "Praise & Pie," (Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00pm), a special evening to share our gratitude to God in song and fellowship. We're excited to gather together for this encouraging night, putting thankfulness at the forefront of our minds and enjoying some fantastic pies in the process! We look forward to see you there. If you're able to bring a pie, please sign up on the table during our fellowship time after the service!" #hudsonvalley #upstateny #goshen #goshenny #orangecountyny #middletown #monroe #community #worship #church #CRCNA #parenting #raisingkids
🤦🏽‍♀️ 💩 hands up if this is also you?! No shame haha 😂
I don’t know if it’s mainly a twin mum thing or if other parents with more than one kid get asked this often as well, but I’m always being asked which of my kids is better behaved... Well, the answer is none. All 3 of them have their asshole days that shake my confidence as a mother and have me feeling sorry for any of their future partners for having to deal with their stubborn asses 😂 The last couple of days it’s been Mika’s turn. There have been tantrums (big and small), stomping, back chatting and a whole heap of filthy looks... But then this morning she apologized to me for being in a bad mood, gave me a big hug and kiss, and suddenly all is forgotten and we’re the best of friends again. ♥️ . It’s so important to remember that even kids have bad days and that they need to have the space to feel what they feel and help learning how to deal with those emotions properly. The bad days pass for them, just like they do for us. . . . #mumlife #motheranddaughter #parenthood #raisingkids #raisingstubbornkids #godhelpme #luckytheyarecute #thistooshallpass
It was dried up Play-Dough thankngod! #dads #parenting #raisingkids #naptime
Photo/Writing Challenge :: Day 109 / 365 . Day 109 Photo: Collaboration . During this slow season of winter, I’ve decided to learn something new... knitting. . I tried to learn how to knit once before by make a pair of socks. I soon learned that socks are not for beginners. Fast forward a few years, and I’m ready to try again. This time with washcloths, and this time with some help. . This go around, I’m collaborating (in a way) with some people who know what they’re doing. First, I found a seemingly simple, free pattern on a blog. Then I hit YouTube up for some basic how-to videos about casting on, how to knit and purl in the same row, and how to pick up and drop stitches when needed. . I’m three days in, still on my first washcloth, and I’ve started over around ten times. No matter, the pattern is beginning to emerge, and I’m making progress. . On a side note, I think it’s good for the boys to see me struggle with learning something new — to see how I handle frustrations and work through roadblocks. I’m constantly telling them to stick with hard things... that they’ll get better, that it will get easier, so I suppose it’s good for them to see me live by my words (hopefully). . . . #photographychallenge #365daychallenge #growingupherbal #livingwiththeseasons #rustichome #lifeonthemountain #woodlandhome #lifestyleblogger #seasonalrituals #winter #slowliving #woodlandliving #easttennessee #aquietlife #momofboys #boymom #capturelife #actionsspeaklouderthanwords #raisingkids #parentingbyexample #creativepursuits #beginningknitter
¡No es justo! 😒 Eso dije a mi amiga a las 9 de la mañana cuando me escribió y le envié esta foto. Preparaba el desayuno, ya había tratado de manejar la situación de Gaby pero después de 10 minutos seguía haciendo una perreta porque el aire del abanico le estaba dañando el pelo 💆🏻‍♀️ pero su hermano tenía calor. Lo raro es que él casi nunca quiere prender el abanico y ella si... 🤔 como me cansé de explicarle y ofrecerle alternativas, se cambió de ‘spot’ al mismo medio de la cocina 😂 . . . Tan pronto envíe ese texto mi mente dijo “¡No siempre será justo!“ 🤦🏻‍♀️ Y esa vocecita tiene razón. ¿Dónde leí yo que en la crianza las cosas siempre serían justas para mí? No lo he leído en ningún lado porqué no es cierto. Cuando elegí ser mamá pasé a un segundo plano y entenderlo me hace ver las cosas desde otra perspectiva... ‘Respira y fluye’. . . . Enforcarme siempre en lo que no es justo para mí, en todo lo que estoy haciendo y no ven, solo va a hacer que esté amargada y no disfrute los buenos momentos. . . . Por algo dicen que los hijos vienen a enseñarnos. Gracias a esta perretita tuve mi dosis de sabiduría hoy 🙏🏻 ¡que santa perreta! 😂 . . . #LivingByFaith #MomBlogger #LatinaMomBlogger #MommyDutties #MamáBloguera #SundayMotivation #BloggerMom #RaisingKids #motherhood #MotherCare #MotherEncouragement
These hands belong to my husband. They've given me so many gifts. They've held me when I'm broken and they hold me when I'm whole. Today is his birthday! I'm so blessed to be able to celebrate his beautiful life. The beautiful life that these hands have helped build. Happy Birthday Ronnie. xoxo #birthday #husband #sahd #stayathomedad #dadlife #raisingkids #fatherof5 #babybelly #babybump #bundleofjoie #38weekspregnant #babynumber5 #ronnieron #thisis40s #jadebeallphotography
PARENT GUILT IS ALIVE & KICKING: I’ve felt heartbreakingly guilty twice as a parent. First, when notified my kid's health insurance was cancelled as a result of me not turning paperwork in on time. Yup. That happened. Unforgivable. Beat myself up for weeks. 2nd time launched yesterday... 🤢 - - Last night in bed, checked to see what I had to bring for Avery’s classroom for this morning’s 1st breakfast meet-n-greet w/ parents. Fruit salad. Easy. Scroll down and see it already happened in the morning! How could I’ve missed it? Sent Ms. Lee a self-shaming email, and went to bed feeling like shit... 😞 - - Avery woke me up this morning, and reluctantly asked about it. On verge of tears, “Why didn’t you come, Papa? Every parent was there. I was excited for you to come. Kept looking at the door, but you never came in.” Uh, better taking an ax to my foot. Took everything not to break down in front of him… 😭 - - I frantically went back to the email I sent Ms. Lee last night begging to come in the class for an hour to do anything—it didn’t matter. She had the brilliant idea of me showing up as a surprise reader at 9AM. It was 7:34... ⏰ - - Put Avery onto the school bus at 8:05, brought girls early to their school at 8:30, and sat on the floor outside Avery’s classroom like a boy in detention. Ms. Lee announced a surprise visitor, I shot up, and I walked in for redemption. Avery’s face was of shock and joy. Ms. Lee and I laughed. He followed me with his eyes making my way to the front. 👀 - - Before sitting to read I explained to the class how I made a mistake by not showing up for Avery yesterday. That parents make mistakes too. And when we do, the goal is to learn from them and make things better, and this is why I was there... 🙏🏽- - Kids unanimously voted on, “The Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey”. Avery came up with a cheesy grin and sat next to me touching me the whole time I read. 📖 - - It was a hit. The recovery was good. For Avery, I’m super papa again and all is good in the world. But man, this parenting guilt is alive and well. It’s inevitable, there are more down the road, but please keep gaps in between far in between! This is gonna kill me! ⚰️ -
As Maya Angelou said, “in diversity there is beauty and there is strength”. Tolerance means being open to the differences that exist among us all. It means respecting and learning from others, valuing our differences and discovering what we have in common. . . . . . . . . . . #spreadlovenothate #everyoneisequal #everyoneisunique #diversity #beyou #teachthemyoung #teachthemwell #teachthemright #kidsfest #raisingkids #raisingqueens #raisingkings #parentalert #alvinojeremiah #countyourblessings #sinterklaasintocht2018 #peacemaker #nohateinmystate #peopleneedpeople #everyoneisbeautiful #prayerforpeace #tolerance #letsworktogether
Throwing shade because someone else is coming up the stairs 🙈 I can’t. 😆😆
70% of D’s and F’s go to boys. Only 40% of A’s go to boys. Subscribe at www.wonderofparenting.com #raisingkids #parentingteenagers #raisingboys #parents #parenthood #parentingboys #wonderofparentingpodcast #wonderofparenting #michaelgurian #timwrightministries
Sneak peak to this week’s video about naming emotions in our series, 5 Steps to Becoming Your Child’s Emotion Coach. Grab your free guide in our bio and have these videos delivered right to your inbox! #familycultureproject #parenton
And the Chinese translation is available! This is tickling me pink 😍 It even comes with a bookmark! . . . . #parenting #mindfulparenting #growing #growwiththem #raisingkids #kids #easypottytraining #respectfulparenting #childdevelopment #joyfulparenting #momlife #toolsforparenting #pottytraining #potty
When you're on break...shop. 😜 #earlyblackfridayshopping
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BENEFITS OF PLAY This photo in Santas Village in the Artic Circle in Finland provokes memories of the joy of children playing with abandon. The blue light of the winter sun made it a magical place for the kids to play. The mindful way in which children play can be inspiring and beautiful to observe. As parents, we necessarily instruct and impose rules on kids. However, the focus can at times become predominantly authoritative, scolding and tense at times. Kids need rules and boundaries, but healthy relationships also need positive interactions. It is important for you and your kids/teens to have FUN and play together age appropriately. Relax, have fun and enjoy something spontaneous, creative, silly, sporty or a shared interest. Play — or free, unstructured time in the case of older children and adolescents — is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play as a family weaves the ties of love and connection that bind family members together. The benefits of play include: 😁 Play stimulates healthy brain development 👧Pretend play stimulates your child’s imagination and creativity. 🙆‍♂️Play develops the brain’s executive function 👨‍🍳Play develops a child’s “theory of mind - the ability to walk in another’s shoes. 👨‍👧‍👦Family fun creates positive memories and bonds between family members 💕It releases happy endorphins which helps with mood 💗We feel loved and special when we receive positive attention Encourage and join in the play with your kids. Time well spent for the development of good communication, bonding and mutual enjoyment. After all, is there anything more important? @travelpsychology June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #childhoodunplugged #kidsunplugged #creativity #familyvalues #familydynamics #attunement #parentingskills #playtime #braindevelopment #inthemoment #kidsmatter #raisingkids #playmatters #benefitsofplay #qualitytime #mindfulparenting #respectfulparenting #parentingdoneright #play #positiveparenting #consciousparenting #parentinggoals #emotionalresilience #celebrate_childhood
TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS AND SECURE ATTACHMENT Pink teddy has travelled the world with us since my daughter was born. Teddy is an example of a beloved transitional object – a comfort item that bridges a link between a new situation and the comfort of home. A need for comfort is part of being human, and comfort objects remind us of feeling calm, secure and loved. Studies have found that kids with strong bonds to transitional objects have stronger attachment to their parents, can self soothe and are happier than those without.  The psychological importance of the object usually fades during early adolescence, but many people keep their special childhood object, as it brings happy memories of connectedness and attachment. A transitional object can be helpful when teaching a child to settle and self soothe before sleep. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #attunement #attachment #bonding #motherhood #teddy #transitionalobject #psychologytip #parentingadvice #parenting #parentingtips #parenthacks #kidsmatter #childplay #childpsychology #attachmentobject #positiveparenting #secureattachment #parentinggoals #attachmenttheory #raisingkids #mindfulparenting #kidsmatter #psychology #psychologytips #letthembelittle #instaparenting #attachmenttheory #attachmentparenting #secureattachment #consciousparenting #kindparenting
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