Posts Tagged "playful"
What to do for the child who always has to be better than his/her siblings? Needing to be “better than” is another version of a child’s need to win. Dr. Lawrence Cohen, author of Playful Parenting and co-author of The Art of Roughhousing, provides a playful yet effective way to fill this need in a Q&A reprinted from his newsletter with permission: Q & A: I need some good...Read More
What do you do when something just has to get done, and you and your child get all knotted up over it? Dr. Lawrence Cohen, author of Playful Parenting and co-author of The Art of Roughhousing, suggests this, reprinted from his newsletter with permission. His analogy of an actual “knot” helps you unravel the tension. The Knot of Tension A Knot of Tension is a set of distressing...Read More
“Uppy! Uppy!” From the time they can talk, kids beg to be held. Physical contact with the added element of play can continue to meet your child’s needs for experience, connection and power throughout childhood. Contact is the perfect addition to almost any CAN DO you offer your child. Here are two parent stories from Dr. Lawrence Cohen’s Playful Parenting newsletter,...Read More