Ever felt the need for a peaceful retreat if for no other reason than to collect your thoughts? Your kids might need to do the same. Some experts fear that in a world muddied with thousands of distractions, structured activities, and constant entertainment options, our children do not spend enough time alone simply relaxing or engaging in quiet, unplugged play.
It is normal for your child to feel nervous when it’s time for them to stay with a caregiver. Separation can be difficult for both the child and the parent, but your child can begin to feel comfortable, and separation anxiety will improve with these strategies.
Finally carved out a night for your family to sit down and eat a meal together? Now that you’re all present, make mealtime playful and fun with games that are sure to spark conversation between you and your children, and strengthen your relationship with one another.
For children and adults alike, change is an inherent part of life. All of us, at various points in time, will likely have to grapple with both minor and major adjustments to our lives and routines. While minor changes - deviations from the daily schedule, a new location for a regular activity, a new coach or babysitter - can place short-term stress on children, major life changes - relocating to a new school, a new house, or a new city, for example - can be significantly disorienting and are likely to require more intensive support, even when the changes are fundamentally positive in nature.
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