It can be frustrating when we ask our children to go play on their own for a bit so we can work or get some chores done and they just keep coming back. How can we encourage our kids to play independently…without losing our tempers or resorting to unlimited screen time?
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Two reasons why many kids resist playing alone
- A simple shift in perspective that helps us lose our cool less so we can motivate our kids more
- Practical steps that we can take to help our kids be successful at entertaining themselves…so we can get things done!
Mentioned in or related to this episode:
Free resource: Understanding and managing Yuck and the Yuck Curve
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 267: Tips for Making 1:1 Time With Each Child More Realistic (and Effective)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 268: When Negative Behavior Is Caused by Yuck That Isn’t Obvious
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 226: One Small Change That Has a Big Impact on You and Your Child With Big Emotions
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 265: Are Your Expectations of Your Child Realistic? Ask This Question and Find Out