‘Ever feel like no matter how hard you try, your self-care seems to always get interrupted? Even when your child is “playing on their own?” Grrrr!
What’s a mom to do? To start with, we’ve gotta’ understand why independent play is such a crucial move for moms, as well as our kids. Then, we can learn how to encourage it, in a way that works.
But first, what is independent play? A few ways to know if your child playing independently are when:
- she is safely occupied,
- entertaining herself,
- in particular, with screen-free play objects or her own imagination.
This can look a lotta’ different ways, but that’s the gist.
After 11 years of working with moms, trust me: this is huge.
Locking independent play into your daily schedule is a MASSIVE sanity saver. It’s also a mom “me care“ power move.
In this episode, I’ll walk you through the hidden culprit of independent play. Then we’ll go through 5 reasons why independent play is such a gift – and how it sets you up for years of parenting success!
Listen up for these highlights…
- [02:46] How independent play (and boredom) can improve your child’s brain function
- [03:55] The relationship between independent play and your child’s confidence
- [05:01] How playing alone actually strengthens your parent-child bond
- [05:46] Using independent play boundaries now to teach your child skills for life
- [06:22] Repurpose these independent play skills into other areas – for more joy, space and peace in parenting
Your ability to help your child play alone doesn’t have to lead to mom guilt, mama. In fact, as you’ll hear when you listen in today, it can result in mom gold!
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