Playing with your kids

Following up from our discussion this morning, I am posting links to a couple of the articles I mentioned:

Playing with Children: Should You, and If So, How?

How to play with your kids when you don’t like playing

The book I mentioned was by Alison Gopnik and is called:  The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children

If you don’t feel like reading the whole book, there’s an article about it here:

The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik review – modern parenting is all wrong

Or you can listen to an interview with the author by Michael Enright on CBC here:

When it comes to raising children, be a gardener, not a carpenter

The other book that came up in discussion was The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman and Ross Campbell. 

Happy reading!


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